Latest News / Events

Please see below all our latest news and events.

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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Blankney Farm Update – 10 February 2020

February 11, 2020
We have now completed 94% of our Sugar Beet harvest, with just 6% to go; this will finish our 2019 growing season. We are now only 8 weeks away from harvesting grass, which will be our first harvest of the coming season. Yields remain excellent at 85 and a half tonnes per hectare. We have
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Statement: ‘Apocolypse Cow’

January 22, 2020
Following Channel 4’s documentary, ‘Apocolypse Cow’, we are appalled at such an unbalanced view. For 70 plus years, we have been growing grass and cereals to produce a natural ruminant diet from a sustainable farming policy. Our natural fibre feed does not include any soya or palm oil byproducts. Our feeds are contributing to a
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Blankney Farm Update – 9 January 2020

January 15, 2020
Our final harvest – sugar beet – continues and we will look to lift some our heavier soils this month. Yields still excellent at 85 tonnes per hectare. We now only have 30% of the crop left to lift and deliver to the Factory. We’re hoping to drill wheat next week and we continue to
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Blankney Farm Update – 22 November 2019

November 22, 2019
The sugar beet harvest continues and is going well – we are currently about 35% through. Yields are excellent at 83.4 tonnes per hectare, however, I am afraid that is the end of the good news. Since we started to drill wheat, we’ve had 300mm of rain – that’s 3.3 million tonnes of water which
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