Thriplow annual report

Farmer Dod

Good report once again. Liked the table showing machinery purchases over the years. Some blasts from the past and even saw you run Simca vans also- least said about them the better! Very informative and I don't think there's a cereal farmer in the land that doesn't regret not selling more of the 2014 crop forward.

Looking forward to next years!


Arable Farmer
I always like to see the machinery/infrastructure/staffing changes over the years of the reports. Do you envisage staff numbers rising as livestock increase David?
The stock seem to fit your farming, and you have a shepherd, is he any good with cattle? (Ps I'm a rubbish stockman too, but only have b&b pigs)
Don't really have a shepherd, our sheep man just buys to cover crops off us and then disappears when he's done. Quite good really! Need another 200 cattle then I can justify someone clever to look after them.


Mixed Farmer
Good report, blackgrass aspect is interesting as regards to it nearly being obsolete to returning with a vengeance, to me this shows what a small population can turn into...

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...