Farm Walk: Euridge Manor Farm - Wiltshire

07 March 2013 16:30 - 07 March 2013 19:30

Jon Perkin, Euridge Manor Farm, Thickwood, Chippenham, SN14 8BJ Wiltshire

Background to the farm
950 acres of Beef,sheep,arable,woodland,wood chip boiler, solar panels. Plans for Agro forestry 250 - 300 acres of arable, mainly spring barley & rye. Suckler herd of 60 Herefords, progeny finished as fat. 500 late lambing ewes, Sullfolk Mule, Lleyn and Dorset Down. Wood chip boiler used to heat houses, solar panels for electricity. Current unconfirmed projects for the future include, SA / Duchy field trials of spring barley to investigate the impact of yield and soil analysis when grown under Natural Agricultural techniques. This may be coupled with Agro Forestry trials, growing short rotational coppice for the wood chip boiler or fruit for processing. Mobile cattle and sheep handling systems available for inspection. On farm FEC undertaken. 

16:30pm - Arrival with refreshments
17:00 - Farmer/Grower host will provide and overview of the holding and what to expect to see on the walk.
17:15 – 19:15 approximately – Farm Walk
19:15 – Departure

Attendance is free but advanced booking is absolutely essential. We will send out directions prior to the walk.



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