Duchy Farmer Named Dairy Innovator of 2015

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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Staffordshire Farms Supporting Sustainability

With the support of the Duchy of Lancaster, tenant farmers across Staffordshire are embracing new and sustainable energy sources. Green biomass systems and the generation of electricity from photovoltaic (PV) panels are just two of the measures introduced on Duchy farms in 2015. Two of the larger farms on the Needwood Estate – Coton Hall […]

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Duchy to invest in new £2m model farm for Cloughton

The Duchy of Lancaster is continuing to invest in the future of agriculture, pledging around £1.6m to develop a £2m purpose-built model farm on a greenfield site near Scarborough. Tenant farmer Joe Green has lived and worked at the Duchy of Lancaster’s Town Farm in the village of Cloughton all of his life, just as […]

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Duchy completes renovation of Grade II Listed farmhouse

The Duchy of Lancaster has completed the extensive refurbishment of a Grade II Listed farmhouse in Cheshire. Located in Barthomley and forming part of the Duchy’s Crewe Estate, the work on Mill Farm included a complete rebuild of one of the building’s external gables, a newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. The property’s heating and hot […]

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