Farmer David Butler standing in a field of young oilseed rapeDavid Butler © Hugh Nutt
Autumn drilling has gone surprisingly smoothly this season, and emerging cereals have outpaced grazing by slugs and rooks. All the farm team have worked exceptionally hard and can be proud of how the crops look. We have planted a mix of seven wheat varieties this year, primarily fronted by Leeds, Graham, Crusoe and Siskin and all winter barley crops are feed varieties. The last harvest of the year – the forage maize – was a great success and clamps are reassuringly […]