Arable farming is the core business of Blankney Estates Limited. We manage over 14,000 acres, growing a wide range of arable crops for human consumption, animal feed and energy production.
Farming is centred around the villages of Blankney, Metheringham and Scopwick, as well as parcels of land north of Lincoln, and at Evedon near Sleaford. Consequently, our land embraces a variety of soil types ranging from small amounts of black fen soils, sands and well-bodied clays, through to drought-prone limestone heath.
We are committed to farming in the most environmentally responsible way possible. Our fields are surrounded by a total of 280 acres of wildlife-friendly buffer strips, and the keen-eyed rambler will frequently come across a section of ancient drystone wall overgrown with wild grasses providing the perfect haven for insects and small mammals.
We maintain 142 miles of hedgerow, as well as overseeing more than 36 acres of wild bird stewardship and conservation. A further 170 acres is dedicated to archaeological protection, species-rich grassland creation and floristically enhanced margins on behalf of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.