Latest News / Events

Please see below all our latest news and events.

Blankney Farm Update – 16 February 2021

February 18, 2021
We have done five surveys, all with positive outcomes – we have populations of grey partridges, tree sparrows and good populations of yellowhammers and fieldfares. With over 300 hectares of cover crop this year, and a cold and wet start since Christmas, field operations have been delayed. However, cover crops will preserve the organic nutrition
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Blankney Farm Update – 18 January 2021

January 19, 2021
Our sugar beet harvest commenced after our Christmas break. It has been a wet time, but we have not had any severely cold weather. We will finish harvesting sugar beet in the next week, but yields are very poor, largely due to the beet virus – ‘Yellows’. We are selling 13% and 18% ruminant feeds
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Blankney Farm Update – 18 November 2020

November 19, 2020
Our Sugar beet harvest is ongoing. Our grass and lucerne harvests were completed successfully – grass yields were good, with the benefit of irrigation, but lucerne yields were down by 20% due to a dry spring. Wheat drilling is now complete, which is a great relief after our experience last year. We now start drilling
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Blankney Farm Update – 28 October 2020

October 28, 2020
Harvest 2020 continues with the maize crop safely gathered in, with a respectable yield above our 5 year average. Sugar beet harvest has now started and yields are down, largely due to the yellows virus, that came into our crop in late Spring. We have no control of this disease currently – we hope, in
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Harvest 2020

September 10, 2020
You could not have written a better script for the most dificult and unhelpful weather pattern for crops, even if you tried. Crop development was massively affected this year. Our main combinable crop harvest has been seriously impacted – anything from 5-30% down on yield, averaging out at 20% across all crops. Harvest is now
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Blankney Farm Update – 12 June 2020

June 12, 2020
The last 12 weeks have been the driest period on record here at our Navenby weather station. Mr. Parker started this station in 1948. Irrigation on our main forage crops has been flat out since April 20th. Recent rain has helped but too late for our winter sown crops, Wheat and Barley, expect to see
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Blankney Farm Update – 28 April 2020

April 28, 2020
During these challenging times we have maintained our operations following the Governments advice, we are still farming, manufacturing animal feeds and Chlorophyll, whilst at all times trying to keep everyone safe. After a record wet winter period, we have now had the driest April, 2.4mm, since 1948; in 1957 we had 4.8mm and 2007 4.2mm.
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Covid-19 – Challenging Times

March 23, 2020
As a feed business, we are uncertain about the future restrictions that may apply, we are faced with challenging times. It is a most extraordinary situation and certainly something of which we haven’t seen the like before in our lifetimes. As an Estate we are trying to operate ‘business as usual’ as much as possible
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News Update

February 28, 2020
This week we have completed a home built catchment pit with a reed bed base. The idea is rainfall water that sits on top of the covers, on our lagoons, and requires draining from time to time can be collected into the pit and filtered through the reed bed back naturally into our local catchment.
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Pewit Photography

February 20, 2020
We are excited to have a flock of Pewits currently enjoying the Estate. Lucerne stubbles or crops following appear to be attractive to these birds (please click on the image below).
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