No bees, no peas, no trees, no-one
Looking to the future
Mill Farm is in entry-level stewardship and higher-level stewardship. We have headlands which are managed for nutrient run off next to ditches and footpaths. They also are beneficial for ground nesting birds and other creatures that require the cover they provide such as reptiles and insects.
As part of the stewardship schemes operated we establish 10 ha or 25 acres of land for lapwings each year to allow them to find a suitable nesting place to nest. This is a rotational option and also allows a field to rest before being re-cropped the following year.
There are 17,500 metres of hedgerows that are rotationally cut, rarely cutting all three sides at a time. We cut around all new oak trees that may be establishing themselves within the hedgerow. This is to encourage new trees within the farm and become replacements for some of the more established trees.