Transition Farmers

We are following a group of farmers on their journeys to adapt their businesses to meet the new challenges of farming in 2021 and the future. They will share their experiences as they get to grips with new systems and methods to make their farms more sustainable - and keep them profitable.

Follow our Transition Farmers as they take on the challenges and share their successes and failures, to help you tackle your own transition.

James MacCartney Rutland

Farm size: 162ha

Enterprises
Beef and sheep

Transition goals
- Reducing disease in sheep
- Being better than net-zero
- Establishing herbal leys

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Vaughan Hodgson Cumbria

Farm Size: 144ha

Enterprises
Cereals (142ha), grassland (100ha), 120,000 broilers

Transition goals
- Supporting the next generation
- Replacing lost BPS income
- Adapting to uncertain weather

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Alan Steven Fife

Farm size: 138ha

Enterprises
Potatoes, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, malting barley

Transition goals
- Reducing cultivations
- Improving soil health
- More resilient rotations

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Rachel & Richard Risdon Brampford Speke

Farm size: 110ha

Enterprises
Grass-fed dairy (300 cows on 110ha)

Transition goals
- Securing adequate labour
- Better understanding ELMs
- Reducing carbon footprint

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The Transition Podcast

We examine new farming methods designed to help you transition for the future

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The Transition Summit

A brand new webinar series helping to secure a sustainable future for your farm business

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News Round-up

The weekly Farmers Weekly newsletter including Transition Specials

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Transition Hub

News, advice and insight into how your farm can overcome the challenges of transitioning.

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Our Transition Partner Network

ABN

ABN

AHDB

AHDB

Arla

Arla

Barenbrug

Barenbrug

Bayer

Bayer
BNP Paribas Real Estate

CF

CF

Claydon

Claydon

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Dunbia

Dunbia

Frontier

Frontier

GEA

GEA

Germinal

Germinal

Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University

Hybu Cig Cymru

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales

Hutchinsons

Hutchinsons

ICL

ICL

John Deere

John Deere

KW

KW

KWS

KWS

LEAF

LEAF

Morrisons

Morrisons

M&S Food

M&S Food

National Trust

National Trust

NFU

NFU

Oxbury

Oxbury

Pilgrim's UK

Pilgrim's UK

Farmplan

Farmplan

Promar International

Promar International

Savills

Savills

Shearwell Data

Shearwell Data

Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker

Terravesta

Terravesta

Tilhill

Tilhill

Trinity Agtech

Trinity Agtech

Kellogg's

Kellogg's

QMS

QMS

Agrifac

Agrifac

Omex

Omex

Timac Agro

Timac Agro

Cawood

Cawood