Vale of Belvoir Monitor Farm

Farmer name: James and Michael Parker
Location: Hickling, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Farm sectors: Cereals & Oilseeds

About Vale of Belvoir Monitor Farm

  • Sherwood Farms has been a monitor farm since May 2019
  • Total farm area: 560 ha increasingly flexible arable rotation includes winter wheat, winter oilseed rape, winter barley, spring barley, winter beans, winter triticale and spring linseed
  • The farm is also home to 72,000 laying chickens, a mixture of free range and colony
  • Their soil ranges from heavy clay to clay and sandy loam

Father and son team James and Michael Parker farm at Sherwood Farms in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire. Their soil ranges from heavy clay to clay and sandy loam. James and Michael’s 560 ha increasingly flexible arable rotation includes winter wheat, winter oilseed rape, winter barley, spring barley, winter beans, winter triticale and spring linseed. Sherwood Farms is also home to 72,000 laying chickens, a mixture of free range and colony. The eggs are packed and sold onsite. Both James and Michael want to increase the efficiency of their business and to produce crops as economically as possible. They are looking forward to comparing their business with other farmers facing similar challenges, identifying where improvements can be made.

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Upcoming Meetings


14 November 2019, 10:00 AM - 14 November 2019, 2:00 PM

Long Clawson Village Hall, Leicestershire, Long Clawson, LE14 4NA

12 December 2019, 10:00 AM - 12 December 2019, 2:00 PM

Long Clawson Village Hall, Leicestershire, Long Clawson, LE14 4NA