The Walker family have been making top quality hay in Buckinghamshire for over 100 years – we are a family business. Top Quality Hay is a trading name of R A Walker (Farms) Limited the company our grandfather formed in 1962. Although he had been farming in Buckinghamshire since 1918 he didn’t form his company until the 1960s.
Until 1986, our father Richard Walker, was making top quality hay on the family farm where he grew up in Bledlow near Princes Risborough. In fact, that’s where the name comes from, he would always have a sign on the farm gate that simply said, “Top Quality Hay for sale”. It wasn’t a mere claim because it was backed up by numerous awards and prizes he won for his hay, haylage and silage at Thame and District Farming Club and even at Regional level where he represented Bucks, Berks and Oxon. Subsequently, he settled in Kimblewick and continued to win awards for the top-quality hay he made on his own farm, Moreton Fields Farm.
Today the Walker family continue to produce consistently high-quality hay, haylage, straw and silage year upon year on our 500-acre farm. The farm is situated at the foot of the Chilterns in the Vale of Aylesbury the farm features the loamy over clayey soils with a slowly permeable subsoil making it ideal for growing grass.