Farm Walk: Mill Farm, Hampshire

02 April 2013 16:30 - 02 April 2013 19:30

Nick Shaylor, Mill Farm,Isington, Alton, Hampshire,GU34 4PN 

Farm Background: A mixed farm of approx 220ha, Stocked with 85 pedigree South Devon sucklers, all progeny finished on farm, approx 400 breeding sheep, Black Welsh Mountain and Wiltshire Horn, 4 saddleback sows producing approx 65 fat pigs a year. Approx 50-100 acres of arable grown each year - mainly to feed back to stock. A mixture of permanent pasture, including watermeadows and rotationally cropped land.   We invested in a roundhouse two years ago to house some of our beef herd. This is an innovative design - high welfare and labour efficient. We have an on site farm shop and a small processing unit.Please note that farm walks will not be held over weekends. Please visit www.millfarmorganic.com for more information.

16:30pm - Arrival with refreshments
17:00 - Farmer/Grower host will provide and overview of the holding and what to expect to see on the walk.
17:15 – 19:15 approximately – Farm Walk
19:15 – Departure

To book your place(s)

Attendance is free but advanced booking is absolutely essential. We will send out directions prior to the walk.



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