Welcome to Grey Leys

A Family-Run Dairy Farm

Grey Leys Farm is situated in Elvington, ten miles from York, UK.

We are a family-run dairy farm, milking 245 free-range pedigree Jersey cows, with 200 youngstock, on 150 hectares (420 acres). Find out more about our cows. We have been awarded best herd on inspection 2020 and 2021 in the Yorkshire County Milk recorded herds competition.

David Shaw, a fourth-generation farmer, established the jersey herd in 1968 with 13 heifers from a dispersal sale in Totnes, Devon. He and his wife, Anne, were married in 1972 and have developed the herd over 50 years together. David’s family has been at Grey Leys since 1876. Find out more about the farm’s history.

David and Anne have a son, Robert, and a daughter, Helen, who now manages the farm.

We are Red Tractor Farm Assured and are very proud of our high welfare and environment standards. All our cows are treated as individuals and given the freedom to express natural behaviours. After all, happy cows make the most delicious milk. We are committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and are already working hard to achieve this goal. Find out more about our welfare and environment standards.

Quality Jersey Milk

Our premium Jersey milk is sold to Longley Farm, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, where it is used to make various products including butter, cream, yoghurt and cottage cheese.

We also pasteurise our own milk on the farm, which can be purchased directly through our vending machines on the Rydal Garage forecourt in Elvington and at the Balloon Tree Farm Shop and Café in Gate Helmsley.

We also sell a large variety of Longley Farm products , eggs and milkshakes from our product vending machine in Elvington.

You can also have the milk delivered direct to your door via our local partners The Early Bird Milkman

Large quantities can be catered for and we are able to deliver to manufacturers, milkmen, coffee shops, hotels, farm shops, pubs and restaurants in York and the surrounding area.

Please visit our milk pages for more details.

Stock Sales

We currently have stock of all ages for sale so please visit our sales page or contact us for more details.