Monitor Farm meeting: Huggate

Past Event - booking closed

Fri, 13 December 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wetwang Village Hall, Wetwang, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

YO25 9XT

Labour and machinery review

Join us for the December meeting of the Huggate Monitor Farm. The event will focus on reviewing labour and machinery.

AHBD's machinery expert Harry Henderson will lead a workshop on how to review spending in this area. Use tools, including the machinary cost calculator, to assess how much you're spending per hour. We will also discuss ways you can minimise costs and streamline your business.

Refreshments, including lunch. will be provided.


  • Registration
  • Introduction (Rose Riby, Knowledge Exchange Manager: AHDB)
  • Monitor Farm update (AHDB Knowledge Exchange)
  • Labour and machinery review (Harry Henderson, Knowledge Exchange Manager: AHDB, Rob Meadley, Brown & Co)
  • Lunch

About the Huggate Monitor Farm

At his 657 ha, high-altitude family farm on the top of the Yorkshire Wolds, Gary Shipley grows winter wheat for feed, winter malting barley, oilseed rape/spring barley, vining peas for Birds Eye, potatoes, using a plough-based system. He is starting to investigate using cover crops in the rotation for soil benefits and sustainable farming. Soils are calcareous silty loam soils stretching to heavier clay loam. As well as arable cropping, the farm also has 150 gimmer lambs on rough grazing in the dales and a relatively young suckler herd. Gary wants to grow and improve the business while reducing his impact on the environment. And personally, his aim is to improve his skills, learn from others and increase his knowledge of modern farming practices.

You can access information from previous meetings via the Huggate Monitor Farm page.



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


T 07741892283