Monitor Farm launch: Hale Village

Past Event - booking closed

20 June 2019

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Manor Farm, Within Way, Hale, Liverpool, Halton

L24 4BZ


Registration with refreshments

Welcome and introduction to the Monitor Farm programme

Michelle Nuttall, AHDB

Farm update

Bill Webb, Hale Village monitor farmer

Farm walk

-          Cropping around the farm

-          Current rotation

-          Current establishment methods including cost of establishment and display of kit

-          Soil types and variation


Group SWOT analysis of the farm

Group discussion on top ten issues for the Monitor Farm programme

Winter meeting programme and close

Michelle Nuttall, AHDB

About the farm

Bill Webb farms with his son at Manor Farm in Hale Village, on the Mersey estuary. They grow potatoes, spring barley, winter barley, oilseed rape and wheat at the 417 ha farm, on a range of light to medium-heavy land. All but the barley is sold to customers within 20 miles of the farm – localism and strong links with the supply chain are key philosophies of the business. Ryegrass is the primary weed challenge at Manor Farm. Bill wants to keep learning and improving his farm, as well as bringing more locally-relevant research and knowledge to the North West.



If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 07778 143404