Latest News / Events

Please see below all our latest news and events.

Blankney Farm Update – 16 May 2022

May 16, 2022
We’re in the last spring period and so far, moisture levels from rain have been very low. April was just below 12mm and we have had less than an inch of rainfall so far in May – our winter cereal crops have suffered and yield potential now will be 10% below our 5 year average.
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Blankney Farm Update – 27 April 2022

April 27, 2022
This spring started with a warm March, which has helped our crops develop. Spring establishment of our vining peas, dried peas, spring beans, spring barley and sugar beet have all progressed well and on time. Dry weather this month is causing concern as the recently planted crops start to suffer moisture stress – we need
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Blankney Farm Update – 15 March 2022

March 17, 2022
The weather over the last few days feels like Spring! Crops are showing good signs of growth. However, the oil fields are a different place, with the impact of the tragedy in Ukraine.  Severity of supply of our required crop inputs and the impact of rapidly increasing costs – particularly fuel – must be a
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Blankney Farm Update – 8 February 2022

February 8, 2022
Our sugar beet harvest is nearing the end with 85% of the crop harvested, giving us an average yield in excess of 86 tonnes a hectare (34.8 tonnes an acre). Spring barley drilling is going well with over 45% of the crop now in the ground. We will soon be drilling the remainder of the
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Happy Retirement Pat!

February 8, 2022
Pat Frith retires after 43 years. Pat started with Blankney Estates on 17th April 1978, having previously worked and completed his apprenticeship at Walter B Lincoln at Eagle, before joining the Crop Driers Farm workshop under Colin Toy. 43 harvests later he has completed an extraordinary period of long service and commitment to Blankney and
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Blankney Farm Update – 7 January 2022

January 7, 2022
Our sugar beet harvest continues and we’ve caught up with our lifting programme; the sugar beet factory situation has improved and we now have 45% delivered, with an average yield of 83.4 tonnes a hectare – 33.7 tonnes an acre. Spring barley drilling started in November and we now have 30% of the crop established.
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Blankney Farm Update – 3 December 2021

December 3, 2021
Sugar beet harvest is now underway, however, the sugar beet factory in Newark has been slow so we are behind on our lifting. We are expecting our yields to be as budgeted at 86 tonnes a hectare. Autumn drilling went well this year with a largely dry weather pattern. 72% of our wheat was established
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A Week at Blankney

November 2, 2021
We are delighted to share with you a fantastic selection of photographs which have been kindly sent in by some of our members of staff, across various locations on the Estate. Thank you to Stuart, Chris, Dolo and Pete for taking the time to send these in to us.
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Blankney Farm Update – 28 October 2021

October 29, 2021
Since our last update, we have now completed our forage maize harvest, with average yields of 38 tonnes per hectare at 34.75% dry matter, against a target of 33%. Sugar beet harvest has now started but has been slow so far, with processing issues at British Sugars’ Newark factory. Autumn drilling has gone well and
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Blankney Farm Update – 23 September 2021

September 23, 2021
Since our last update, we have completed our cereal harvest – wheat, barley, combining peas and beans. The harvest took place over a longer period than normal and on average, was wetter than the previous two years. Wheat was not as good a harvest as first thought with a final yield of 3% above our
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