Latest News / Events

Please see below all our latest news and events.

Blankney Farm Update – 4 September 2019

September 4, 2019
We completed Harvest 7 – the Spring Barley crop, with a final yield result 5% above our 5 year average, all of good malting quality. An excellent result fo rfurther Carling brewing! Harvest 8 – Our Winter Wheat crop, we hope to finish in the next two days. Again, a good year for our wheat,
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Blankney Farm Update – 21 August 2019

August 22, 2019
We have completed our Oilseed Rape harvest, which was disappointing with yields 20% below our 5 year average – this is a result of significant Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle pest damage. There are no effective controls for this pest, which makes growing the crop very high risk and in this particular year, we have made
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Blankney Farm Update 25 July 2019

July 25, 2019
Our next harvest of Oilseed Rape has started this week (Harvest 6). The majority of the oilseed which is harvested will go for crushing at Earith in Cambridgeshire, this will make rapseed oil. Hot temperatures this week have brought crops on well and as a result, we hope to begin harvesting Spring Barley this week
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Blankney Farm Update – 10 July 2019

July 10, 2019
The harvest season started for Blankney Estates in April, with grass harvesting. This will continue into October (Harvest 1). In the middle of May, we started our Lucerne harvest, again, this will continue into October (Harvest 2). Our pea crop, grown for canning and freezing, is supplied to ‘Greenyard’. On the 16th June the vining
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Lincolnshire Show 2019

June 21, 2019
Some great news at this years Lincolnshire Show for four of our Blankney staff – each of whom were awarded the 40 Years Long Service Award. With 160 years of Blankney experience between them, we congratulate and thank Graham Hopkinson, Peter Coggan, David Smith and Alan Hilditch for their past and continued service to Blankney
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Blankney Farm Update – 14 June 2019

June 21, 2019
Early in June, crops were going into serious stress with soil moisture defecits reaching 80mm. On the 7 June, it started raining and by 14 June we had reached 135mm (bibilical rain!). Since then, crops have grown extremely well, other than some surface ponding damage; however, it is better to have the rain to secure
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Blankney Farm Update – 30 May 2019

May 30, 2019
Crops continue to grow well but soil moisture defecits continue to increase, despite 57mm of rain this month. It has to keep raining if we’re going to expect a normal crop yield. We are irrigating our grass to keep the drying operation going weekly – this comes from storage reservoirs which have been filled from
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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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