Monitor Farm meeting: Bridgnorth

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Wed, 06 November 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Norton Village Hall, Norton, Shropshire

TF11 9EQ



At the final meeting of the AHDB Bridgnorth Monitor Farm we'll be taking a look at the last three years with Adrian Joynt, focusing on bringing all of the programme’s findings together to make an altogether stronger farm business.


Rob Fox (Squab Hall Farm, Warwickshire) and Martin Williams (MW Farming, Herefordshire) will provide commentary and physical/financial comparisons to their own businesses. Even if you haven’t ever attended a Monitor Farm meeting the content will be relevant.

Programme:

10:00

Arrival

10:20

Welcome and introduction 

 

Richard Meredith – AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager (West & Wales)

10:30

Panel member introductions

Adrian Joynt, Goulburn Farms

Martin Williams, MW Farming

Rob Fox, TI Evans & Son

10:45

Does precision farming help your business?

 

·         How much does it cost? Is it worth the investment?

·         What size business makes it a viable choice?

·         How to make the most of the technology and information. 

11:15

 

How to boost soil fertility

·         What is a healthy soil?  

·         What soil components are useful and realistic for farmers to measure?

·         Have cover crops brought an improvement to productivity and cost at the Monitor Farm?

·         How can we boost soil fertility? 

11:45

Refreshment break 

12:00

Building a profitable arable rotation

·   What is a profitable rotation?

·   Full cost analysis and evaluation of growing triticale and hybrid rye.

·   Reasons for changing the rotation.

·   Availability of contracts. 

12:30

Reducing cost of production: is there a silver bullet?

·  Comparison between the cost of production of different farms and different systems

·  How to control the variability of fixed costs

·  Managed lower inputs – how low can you go without compromising yield? 

13:00

Close, lunch & depart

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

E richard.meredith@ahdb.org.uk

T 07717493015


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