Acton House Farm is run by John Best and his family, it is an arable and beef farm and is 480 hectares in total.
The farm has been in the Best family for four generations, since John’s great Grandfather bought it in 1921. At that time it was primarily a pig and beef farm. Today, John and Simon (father and son) and three farm labourers run the farm. Over the years, there have been various breeds of beef cattle and sheep on the farm and we’ve grown various crops including linseed, lupins, rye and potatoes. John and Simon now focus on wheat, oats, oil seed rape and feed beans and have 50 Aberdeen Angus cattle and a green waste recycling system which uses municipal green waste to produce compost for use on our own land.
Visitors can view the crops we grow, see our cattle, and learn about how crops are cultivated and where they go to be processed. They’ll also be able to find out about the measures we take to protect the environment, gain an understanding of the ‘farm to fork’ process by sampling some of White’s Speedicook products and get an insight into the importance of farming safely and responsibly.
No thank you, we would ask that you do not feed the animals.
Please wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing in case of bad weather.
Travelling from Belfast, take the A1 to Loughbrickland. In Loughbrickland, take Scarva Street up through the village then head left onto Poyntzpass Road (follow sign to Poyntzpass). In Poyntzpass village, cross over the train track and in the middle of the village turn right at the mini roundabouts towards Acton. Then take the first road on the left – the Acton Road. Approximately one mile along this road, you’ll find our farm on the right.
There will be a cookery demonstration so visitors can sample tasty beef dishes.
Parking will be on the roadside and there will be parking attendants to help you