Oaks Farm On Wirral
Run By Mike & Phil Harding
Mike and his wife Grace, both from farming families moved from Cheshire to Wirral in 1982 having gained the tenancy of Storeton Farm, part of the Leverhulme estate. Mike and Grace were a dynamic partnership and worked together very hard to establish a strong business base for the future. Sadly Grace died in 2010 but she would be proud of the way the family have continued to develop and grow the business.
Mark studied at Reaseheath College on leaving school gaining a National Certificate in Agriculture and then spent some time in Canada working on farms before returning to work on the family farm. William and Andrew have also completed courses at Reaseheath College studying agriculture on a day release basis after leaving school. Anne is a farmer’s daughter who was brought up locally before her parents moved to a farm near Frodsham. She was Dairy Queen in 1981 and married Mark in 1982 returning to Wirral.
Hobbies & Activities
None of the family have much time for hobbies but Mark and Anne enjoy walking and travelling and Andrew is a runner, recently completing the Rock and Roll half marathon in 1 hour 23 mins.
The family have 220 dairy cows on 300 acres and all heifer replacements are home reared. The farm is mainly grass providing grazing in the summer and silage in the winter for the cows and young stock. Maize silage is also purchased to feed the cows along with home produced grass silage during the winter