The Business of Farming

The Business of Farming

A Duchy farming tenant on the Needwood Estate is taking a fresh approach to his family’s dairy and poultry farm, introducing key business disciplines to improve productivity. Rupert Major believes that his livestock and poultry are happier, healthier and more productive when they are looked after by well organised and motivated staff. As a result, […]

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Duchy Farmer Named Dairy Innovator of 2015

 A former Duchy Scholar has been named Dairy Innovator of the Year at the 2015 British Farming Awards. Mark Verity has lived on the Duchy’s Whitewell estate in Lancashire all his life and in recent years has been gradually taking over responsibility for the 700-acreRadholme Laund farm from his father, Stuart. In 2010, Mark attended […]

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Supporting Growth In Dairy Farming

The Duchy of Lancaster has agreed to allow one of its tenant farmers in Cheshire to almost double the size of his land-holding from the Duchy.  The agreement forms part of an existing strategy to encourage efficient agricultural units. Dairy farmer David Peacock is to take on the lease from September this year of approximately […]

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