|Farm Profile||R and J Farms|
|Location:||Weighton Wold Farm
East Riding of Yorkshire.
|Farm Size:||Total 800 Ha
|Introduction||Family run Arable and Livestock farm. On Yorkshire Wold and Vale of York soil types – (Sandy – Sandy Loam)In HLS (Higher level stewardship Scheme) and a LEAF Farm (Linking Environment and Farming)|
|staff||4 family members with 7 other full-time members of staff and several part-time members.|
|farm enterprises||Arable and Livestock|
|crops||Barley – Spring & WinterWinter wheatWinter Oilseed Rape
Maize – Forage
130 suckler cows + about 200 progeny for replacements or fattening. Many of heifers and some bulls are sold for breeding with some store cattle being bought in to fatten.
The cattle for fattening are reared quite extensively on grass, plus forage maize and fodder beet when housed, reaching slaughter weight at 16-18 months old.
Chickens are kept for eggs with a both a large free range flock and a new Enriched Colony Flock being run.
Ducks – 50,000 are reared at any one time.
|Staff||Farm Staff on different EnterprisesArable
|wildlife||The farm is a wild life oasis which is gradually being improved as farm is now in HLS (Higher Level Stewardship). Seed margins are in place with flower margins planned for Autumn 2011. Work is also planned for several neglected ponds and a wood has been planted in free range egg fields.|