From Plough to Plate…
The Bidlea Dairy Agri – Centre is a must see experience for those who wish to learn how food is produced by our Cheshire farmers.
Whether you fancy a pint of milk, a lump of cheese, butter for your toast or an ice cream to cool you down at the show The Bidlea Dairy Agri – Centre has it covered. A must see are the milking demonstrations, by local farmers, who will explain how they care for these iconic Cheshire animals, and then, persuade you to taste dairy delights.
See for yourselves calves being fed, to be reared into top quality beef, and then not only identify the different joints but also watch a master butcher show off his skills.
Everyone is welcome to listen to Cheshire farming celebrities talk about their animals and the food they produce for you. A variety of demonstrations will be taking place during both days.
The Nickersons Information Hub shows all the crops that Cheshire farmers grow in the fields and the different foods that are made from them. From potatoes to crisps, wheat to bread and oats to porridge, it gives everyone the chance to see how their food is really produced. Leaflets are also available to give a further insight into the many examples of food production on display. Demonstrations are taking place both days throughout and include shearing sheep for wool, feeding calves who will provide our future Sunday joint, milking the cows for shops and supermarkets, Mother sow and her piglets for bacon and hatching chickens to lay the future eggs to go with it.
There is also ice cream tasting, pork recipe tasters, not to mention milk and cheese sampling and while you are in the Bidela Dairy Agri Centre you can watch bread making and a butchery demonstration, there is even a possibility of trying a squirrel burger !!
Demonstrations/presentations include milking, feeding calves, sheep shearing, veterinary care, butchery, ice cream making, and bread making.