About us


We are proud to be a farmer owned business established in 1870, servicing customers across North Cumbria, South West Scotland and the North East of England by sourcing their farming supplies from the best suppliers at the best prices possible.

Aspatria Farmers has a turnover of £25m, over 980 members and trades with over 1500 farm account customers each month. We are one of the largest independent buyers on Animal feeds in the North of England ensuring our members receive significant savings and truly independent advice. 

We also operate a specialist Dairy engineering division from our Longtown depot supporting our members and customers with Dairy parlour installations, servicing and repair as well as general agricultural engineering workshops based in Aspatria. We have three Country Stores at Aspatria, Penrith and Longtown stocking a wide range of Animal Feeds, Machinery and Livestock Equipment, Animal Health, Dairy Hygiene, Livestock essentials, Clothing, Pet, Equine and much more.

-Philip Sharman (Chief Executive)

Established in 1870 by two local farmers, William Norman and John Twentyman, who decided to form an organisation to purchase feeding stuffs and manures on a guaranteed basis and to have them tested to check that they were up to standard.

This was 36 years before government legislation provided the same guarantee. The society’s history is one of genuine integrity. It has always practiced and still practices on the assumption that the reason for its existence is that the quality of the goods and services it offers is of paramount importance.

Profits belong to its members. The society welcomes applications from farmers to become shareholders.

Over 150 years on, Aspatria Farmers has grown in many ways and continues to support farmers across the North of the UK.

workshop team

Our Mission

Aspatria Farmers is run for the benefit of our farmer customers and everything we do is aimed at helping our farmers continue to run profitable and sustainable businesses. 

Our Vision

Working collectively for a sustainable future delivering value and trust through people and cooperation

Dairy Farm

Become a Member

If you are an active farmer trading in our area then we would encourage you to join Aspatria Farmers and help us to help you source the essential products and advice you need at the best prices possible.

The team within Aspatria Farmers are key to the success and the continued longevity  of Aspatria Farmers,  it is of paramount importance we ensure our members and customers are offered the right advice and best practice at all times. To do this we invest in training our staff in a wide variety of areas to benefit our members.

Service is our priority and we operate a number of our own HGV`s and fleet of dairy service vans to ensure we are able to respond efficiently and offer the best service and support whenever needed. Aspatria Farmers is run on the behalf of its members and the profits the business makes are always distributed to it`s members or is invested in the business to ensure that we provide great products and the right advice in the future.

Join our Team


Ongoing support in all of our roles is vital for a successful workforce.

We care

Team recognition is paramount to us as every member of our team plays an important role in our success.


We support our team members by offering regular training and advancement opportunities.


We are known for our positive team atmosphere and hope that each of our team enjoy coming to work.

Our Stores

Longtown Store

Borders Business Pk, Longtown, Carlisle


Tel: 01228 792906

Email: contact@aspatriafarmers.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 8am–5pm

Tuesday 8am–5pm

Wednesday 8am–5pm

Thursday 8am–5pm

Friday 8am–5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

Aspatria Store

Station Works/Station Rd, Aspatria, Wigton


Tel: 016973 20207

Email: contact@aspatriafarmers.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 8am–5pm

Tuesday 8am–5pm

Wednesday 8am–5pm

Thursday 8am–5pm

Friday 8am–5pm

Saturday 8:30am–12pm

Sunday Closed

Plumpton, Penrith Store

Station Bridge Building, Plumpton, Penrith

CA11 9PA

Tel: 01768 342535

Email: contact@aspatriafarmers.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 8am–5pm

Tuesday 8am–5pm

Wednesday 8am–5pm

Thursday 8am–5pm

Friday 8am–5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed