Diss Monitor Farm

Name:
Richard Ling
Location:
East Anglia
Farm sectors:
Cereals & Oilseeds
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About Diss Monitor Farm

  • The Rookery Farm has been a monitor farm since May 2019
  • Total farm area: 400ha wheat, oilseed rape, winter barley for feed or spring malting barley
  • The farm also has a beef finishing unit for Morrisons, aiming to finish 150 British Blues per year; business and residential lets; and a self-storage business
  • Soil types: ranges from sandy loam to heavy clay loams

Richard Ling farms 400 ha on varied soil types from sandy loam to heavy clay loams. His arable rotation, on 380 ha, includes wheat, oilseed rape, winter barley for feed or spring malting barley. The farm employs one full time member of staff and casual labour when required. Richard mainly operates a min-till system but assesses each field based on soil health. The farm also has a beef finishing unit for Morrisons, aiming to finish 150 British Blues per year; business and residential lets; and a self-storage business. Richard’s ambition is to carry on building a resilient and profitable farming business, with a good work-life balance for all. Through being a monitor farmer, Richard is keen to learn with others and better understand the industry and the challenges facing it.

Diss Monitor Farm meetings and reports

To read reports from previous meetings, watch webinar recordings or view the on-farm videos, please click on the “See More” button below.

Previous meetings

Reports and recordings from previous meetings are available below:

Diss Monitor Farm in the press

Further information and local links

If you would like to get involved or to find out more about the Diss Monitor Farm, please contact Teresa Meadows, AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager for  East Anglia on: teresa.meadows@ahdb.org.uk or 07387 015465.

There are also the following Monitor and Strategic Farms for the cereals and oilseeds sector in East Anglia to get involved with:

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