Brocklesby Contracting Ltd carries out all the farming operations on 8000Ac for there separate farming businesses within the estate. Cropping consists of arable and forage crops as well as grassland.
The cropping rotation includes wheat, spring malting barley, oil seed rape, vining peas, sugar & energy beet and maize.
All work is carried out by the highly skilled farm team, using a fleet of modern machinery equipped with the latest precision farming technology. Crops are produced to the Assured Combinable Crop standards and stored in our modern silo grain store facility.
Brocklesby Contracting Ltd also operate a 750kW CHP anaerobic digester, which generates enough electric to power over 1300 homes. All of the 15000t of maize and energy beet feedstock to fuel the digester is produced on the in-hand farmed area. The anaerobic digester is owned by Brocklesby Energy Ltd.
To make best use of parkland grass, Brocklesby Farms runs a 150 head Lincoln Red single suckler beef herd. This is fully assured under the Farm Assured British Beef and Lamb Scheme.
The majority of the in-hand farmed area is part of a higher level stewardship scheme. This includes a wide range of environmental measures, from planting flowers as a nectar source for bees to laying hedges to allow the public greater visibility of the rural landscape.