Latest News / Events

Please see below all our latest news and events.


Blankney Farm Update – 16 May 2019

May 16, 2019
Rain arrived on the 9th May 2019 where we had 35mm; this has halved the soil moisture deficit, which had reached 65mm. This has helped all of our crops and combined with the recent sunshine this week, everything is growing well. Grass harvesting continues and to ensure a third cut, we continue to irrigate the
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Blankney Farm Update – 30 April 2019

April 30, 2019
Hot weather over Easter was welcomed by all, apart from our crops, which struggled in the heat with little soil moisture – since then, conditions have remained dry, causing concern, and the fear of drought is occupying all of our minds. We keep looking for an online forcast which shows rain! As a result, we
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Blankney Farm Update – 8 April 2019

April 8, 2019
We had some welcome rain this week and we are now busy finishing applying manure from the nearby AD Plant to our maize fields, in preparation for the cultivation and drilling of maize crops, after Easter. The maize will be harvested in late autumn and will then be ensiled for use in Heath Farm Energy;
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Blankney Farm Update – 2 April 2019

April 2, 2019
We’ve had an early start to Spring this year due to the favourable weather conditions, which has proven so far to be quite benign to our crops. Most recently, the farm have been busy drilling beans for human consumption; once harvested, we expect a lot of these to eventually make their way to Egpyt! Our
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Blankney Wildlife

April 2, 2019
At Blankney Estates, we are very fortunate to be able to share the land we farm with such a varied population of wildlife. As you can see below, one of our employees was lucky enough to be able to capture some photographs of deer across various grassland and wooded areas on the Estate.
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Blankney’s Insects!

July 21, 2018
The recent hot weather has meant great conditions for insect life in our Lucerne crops!
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Blankney Estates – Grey Partridge Award Winners 2018

June 28, 2018
Blankney Estates were presented with the ‘Jas Martin & C0., Lincolnshire Grey Partridge Trophy’, at the 2018 Lincolnshire Show, in recognition for the efforts made in developing and implementing a Grey Partridge conservation plan on the estate. The award was accepted by Mr Terry Stothard, who is the Head Gamekeeper on the estate.
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Spotted: Rare Snake!

June 11, 2018
A rare snake was spotted lurking on the Estate recently, as you can see in the photograph below. We believe it may be a ‘Smooth Snake’ – which can be found prowling sandy heath lands. It is one of three types of snake found in the United Kingdom. We are however unable to verify this
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Semper Grassland Arable Reversion Scheme

June 11, 2018
As you can see below, we have two photographs of our ongoing Semper Grassland Arable Reversion Scheme. Here we have established limestone species rich flowers, with the goal of enhancing biodiversity. The project is now looking good and in these photographs you can see the ‘White Ox Eye Daisies’ in full flower.
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Blankney’s Resident Birds

May 10, 2018
5th May 2018 In August 2017, Blankney Estates made the recently constructed Estate Office at Temple Grange their new home, succeeding the old Estate Office in Blankney village and the old Farm Office, which was also based at Temple Grange. However, it wasn’t just some of Blankney’s employees which moved into the new office –
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