Monitor Farm meeting: Downpatrick

Past Event - booking closed

Tue, 11 February 2020

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The Quoile Bar and Bistro, 2b Strangford Road, Downpatrick, County Down

BT30 6SL


At this meeting we will be joined by Craig Patrick (Precision Decisions) who will be speaking about precision farming and how technology and integrating data sources can be utilised on farm, and the financial impact they have on a business. 

BASIS and NRoSO points are available.

In the event of adverse weather close to the venue AHDB will contact you, at latest by the evening before, if the meeting needs to be cancelled.

The Quoile Bar & Bistro, 2b Strangford Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6SL

About the farm

Richard Orr farms with his father at Meadow Farm in Downpatrick. He grows winter wheat and spring and winter barley on 75 arable ha and the rotation also includes potatoes, turnips and grass. The soil is a dry, free-draining medium, stony loam with good organic matter. Richard has previously hosted AHDB winter barley variety trials for the Recommended Lists. His aim is to grow the business while becoming more efficient, and to add value by marketing produce more directly to the end user, such as with his potatoes which he sells in the farm shop. During the three years of the Monitor Farm programme Richard hopes to share learning with fellow farmers and challenge his thinking, to ultimately become a better farmer.

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

E Michelle.nuttall@ahdb.org.uk

T 07778 143404


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