Two lucky farmers have won prizes worth £100 each – courtesy of Farmers Weekly and the NFU – just for taking part in the November Inputs Price Monitor.


Staffordshire farmer Susan Malkin was first out of the hat in the random draw and wins £100 in Jewson vouchers.

Mrs Malkin, who runs an organic dairy farm with her husband and two sons at Cotwalton Farm, near Stone in Staffordshire, says it was the first time she had taken part in the IPM, but she would be doing so again.

“It’s been a really tough year for us, as we were caught up in the Dairy Farmers of Britain saga. This is a rare bit of good news,” she said.

The other prize – a year’s free subscription to Farmers Weekly – has been won by Dorset farmer Mike Batten, who has a mixed dairy/arable/beef unit at Ryme Intrinseca near Sherborne.

“I’ve done the Inputs Price Monitor a few times,” he said. “It’s very quick and simple to do and provides a good national picture of what prices are doing. I’m not a member of any buying group, so the data is extremely useful.”

As ever, we are keen to see more farmers taking part in the Inputs Price Monitor. December’s survey is up and running, so if you’ve not already done so, why not take five minutes to share your recent purchase details with us. Click here to access the survey.