Higher Level Stewardship is a guaranteed income, but it can restrict performance. Gemma Claxton reports on one sheep farmer who plans to leave the scheme. Getting out of the Higher Level Stewardship scheme is expected to double ewe numbers and improve lamb performance at Chawton Park Farm in Hampshire. Sheep and deer farmer Ian Robertson and his wife Helen believe this is mainly due to scientific advances in new grass varieties, something that would be inaccessible if they remain in […]