Peter Boddy

East Hey Farm, Hey Head Lane, Todmorden.
East Hey Farm, Hey Head Lane, Todmorden.

Throughout the Calder Valley, Peter Boddy, is known as a “character with a good sense of humour.”

Professionally, as a live animal capturer, he is referred to as “one of the most highly spoken of specialists throughout the world.”

Mr Boddy, has worked in the live animal capture business as a marksmen, tracking and stalking, for more than 20 years. He is experienced in all types of vermin control, game hunting, culling, and wildlife management.

His portfolio of humane animal capture and rescue service ranges from domesticated cats to wild buffalo and bears of North America. He also keeps some exotic livestock at the farm, including wallabies, ostriches, and even a porcupine.

At home in Todmorden, Boddy has his own deer park where he breeds red deer. He also has red deer stags which he uses to introduce new blood to other herds, during the “rutting season.”

Mr Boddy is a licenced slaughterer and games dealer with his own registered abattoir at East Hey Head Farm.

He supplies several butchers in the district with produce such as game, lamb, and venison. His credentials go way back, with more than 50 years in the Agriculture and Meat Trade business.

According to his website, Mr Boddy has been slaughtering up to 25 deer, 400 pheasant, duck, partridges, and rabbits every week at the farm.

In 2012, 44 horses were slaughtered at the farm.