Pendle Blues

Welcome to the Pendle Herd of Pedigree British Blue Cattle


The PENDLE HERD has been a member of the SAC CHeCS premium Cattle Health Scheme since 2009 with all animals being tested annually for Johnes, BVD, IBR & Lepto.

The herd is accredited for Johnes (risk level 1), and BVD and carries high herd health status.

The PENDLE herd is in a 4 year testing area for TB with a whole herd clear test January 8th 2015.

Farming in Lancashire's Forest of Bowland, which is dominated by Pendle Hill, Mark and Elaine Hartley established their herd of Pedigree British Blue Cattle in 1996 on the hills overlooking the village of Roughlee set alongside Pendle Water.

Now having been established for some 21 years we have one of the oldest established breeding herds in the UK.

Since its foundation the herd has grown considerably, consistantly providing the market with some great breeding stock.

Show successes have been numerous over the past years at both local and county shows, with the younger members of the family, namely Isabella and Thomas, being extremely prominent in the young handler classes.

Why not take a look at the quality brood stock we are using, browse our show and sale successes and investigate the stock and embryo’s we now have for sale.

Visitors are always welcome, by appointment please.

Contact Mark or Elaine at

Pendle Valley Farm, Roughlee, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6NJ

by phone on 01282 606438 or mobile 07889 891622 (Mark)
or E:mail us at

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