Thomas has worked on farms in the Yorkshire Dales throughout his working life. Working across all aspects of farming from Dairy (both cow and goat) to livestock management of beef cows and sheep on upland and low land.
Thomas is also part owner of L & T Spraying which he owns and runs with his step father. They work on field and paddock maintenance and herbicide spraying using an ATV, tilling and spreading with a 3meter boom. This service is ideal for horse paddocks, round buildings and areas where the tractor can not reach.
Thomas now also has his licence for vermin control.
From a young age Gillian has had a passion for outdoor life and animal husbandry. This passion has led to Gillian working in the equine industry, from 1997 to 2006, managing high standard competition yards both here and in Canada where she worked for an Olympic show jumper.
Gillian then had a career change and attended Craven College, Skipton to study land management and ecology and conservation, and she now runs the produce sales side of the business, delivering locally, as well as Farmer Gills mobile farm.
At present Mcgarrells run a flock of 212 sheep and 350 lambs and a herd of 20 cattle which are kept on our own and rented land. We also have a few pigs to meet supply and demand along with approximately 100 free range hens.
What is free range?
*(free-range-adj-(Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Agriculture)
Chiefly Brit kept or produced in natural nonintensive conditions free-range hens free-range eggs
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003)