Farming

The farm grows heavy land arable crops, wheat, barley and oilseed rape. It also has a pedigree herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle, which graze the parkland.

As climate change alters the weather patterns so we have to adapt.   The Winters seem to be becoming wetter, and the Springs drier, which means we are tending to grow more spring crops and fewer winter crops.   And as trying to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air becomes more important in trying to slow down climate change so increasing organic matter in the soil becomes more urgent, and we are beginning to look at ways in which that can be done, while still producing food profitably.