Northampton Monitor Farm

Name: Rick Davies
Location: East Midlands
Farm sectors: Cereals & Oilseeds

About Northampton Monitor Farm

  • MTH Davies has been a Monitor Farm since July 2018
  • Farm area: 404ha growing Group 1 milling wheat, malting spring barley and HOLL oilseed rape
  • The soil is a mixture of sandy loam, corn brash, silt and heavy clay loam

Rick Davies farms 404ha in partnership with his parents, trading as MTH Davies, between Northampton, Bedford and Milton Keynes. He grows Group 1 milling wheat, malting spring barley and HOLL oilseed rape, adding value where ever possible all for premium markets. The soil is a mixture of sandy loam, corn brash, silt and heavy clay loam. Crops are currently established with a Claydon-based direct drill and Rick is open to looking at other establishment methods. The Davies family have a number of diversification activities from Office and industrial lets to boxed beef and self-storage these other incomes allow the business to be more risk adverse. During the three years of the Monitor Farm programme Rick hopes to increase his business resilience, reduce fixed and variable costs while maintaining yields and improve soil health for a sustainable future.

Northampton Monitor Farm meetings

For more information contact Judith Stafford, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager, on judith.stafford@ahdb.org.uk or 07891 556623.

Previous meetings

Upcoming Meetings


28 January 2020, 8:00 AM - 28 January 2020, 11:30 AM

Cold Brayfield Village Hall, Cold Brayfield, Olney, MK46 4HS

What can we learn from other industries?

6 May 2020, 11:00 PM - 6 May 2020, 11:00 PM

Newton Lodge Farm, Clifton Reynes, Olney, MK46 5DS

Past Meetings

27 November 2019, 8:00 AM - 27 November 2019, 11:30 AM

The Pavilion, Olney, , MK46 5BW

10 December 2019, 8:00 AM - 10 December 2019, 11:30 AM

Cold Brayfield Village Hall, Cold Brayfield, Olney, MK46 4HS

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