Latest News / Events

Please see below all our latest news and events.

Blankney Farm Update – 2 August 2021

August 2, 2021
Since our last update, our vining pea crop has been harvested, with above average yields from this early vining slot. Grass and lucerne harvest is proving to be a lengthy affair, with large forage yields, keeping the drying plant busy. We have already completed all of our animal feed contracts and are now concentrating on
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Blankney Farm Update – 15 June 2021

June 15, 2021
Good rain and warming conditions arrived in early May, which meant that our crop development has accelerated and all of our main winter crops have compensated well. We can now be confident of good yields, if the remaining month of July produces sufficient rain. In May, we didn’t need to irrigate our grass, however, recent
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Lincoln Imp Trail – Update

June 7, 2021
Metheringham Primary School ‘leavers’ have been very busy these past couple of weeks carefully painting the Lincoln Imp that the Estate has sponsored for them.  The Estate’s only request for the design was the inclusion of ‘farming’ and it is great to see resulting ‘Farmer Imp’ complete with school motto.  The Imp is now ready
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Lincoln Imp Trail – Estate Sponsored Imp

May 12, 2021
Blankney Estates are delighted to have sponsored a ‘Little Imp’ to enable Metheringham Primary School to be part of the Lincoln Imp Trail this summer. The Lincoln Imp Trails runs from 3rd July to 8th September in Lincoln City Centre consisting of 30 ‘Large Imps’.  The ‘Large Imps’ will be supported by 50 ‘Little Imps’
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Blankney Farm Update – 28 April 2021

April 29, 2021
April has been a record dry and frosty month, all of which has contributed to poor crop growth on our winter crops. We have been able to establish all of our spring cropping – these crops now need a good rain and warming conditions to be able to get going. Continued dry conditions will compromise
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Blankney Farm Update – 31 March 2021

April 1, 2021
The wait for Spring came about with drier conditions earlier this month and with only 20mm of rain in March, we soon established our Spring cereals, barley and peas and vining peas (for frozen fresh peas). These have gone into the soil in good condition. We have started and completed sugar beet drilling at the
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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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