Tye Trophy Winners Farm Walk Invitation May 2019

Richard & Karl Suddes warmly invite you to South Farm, Cornsay, DH7 9EL 

Thursday 9th May at 6.30pm

Richard & Karl Suddes were Tye Trophy Tyne Tees Area Winners presented at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2018.

South Farm is 800 acres, 500 arable and 300 grass and woodland. In addition, 400 acres is share farmed near Durham. Richard is a direct drilling enthusiast, he adopted this approach 10 years ago and, in 2017, he won the title of Soil Farmer of the Year.

The adoption of direct drilling has seen nitrogen use halved, herbicides are only used on wheat crops, no slug pellets have been used and insecticides have only been used on two fields in the past ten years. The arable rotation incudes wheat, winter beans, OSR, lupins and peas.

The farm is in Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship which incorporates wild bird mixes and game cover crops. Woodland on the farm is managed for shooting.

The farm supports 120 pedigree Limousin cows. Their offspring are finished on a home- grown mix containing winter beans, OSR, lupins and peas.

Numbers will be limited at this farm walk, to secure your place please email futurefarmers@yas.co.uk 

For more information about Future Farmers please visit their webpage https://yas.co.uk/futurefarmers/

For more information about the Great Yorkshire Show please visit the website https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/

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