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.

Come visit Acton House Farm on Saturday 15th June 10am – 4pm

What activities do you have planned for the weekend?

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.

If there are farm animals on your farm, should be bring anything for them?

No thank you, we would ask that you do not feed the animals.

What should we bring on the day?

Please wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing in case of bad weather.

How do I get to your farm?

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.

Should we bring a packed lunch or snack, or will food be available?

There will be a cookery demonstration so visitors can sample tasty beef dishes.

Where will we be able to park?

Parking will be on the roadside and there will be parking attendants to help you


You can contact us using the details provided below or alternatively you can complete the online enquiry form opposite:

Name: Acton House Farm




Address: Acton House Farm, Acton Road, Poyntzpass, Newry, Co Armagh, BT35 6TA.



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