Sustainable Soil Strategy

Sustainable Soil Strategy

The Duchy of Lancaster recently hosted a workshop on soil management for a number of farm tenants.  The event was held at the Allerton Project, a Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust research farm in Loddington. The focus of the workshop was on soil structure, chemistry and biology and it provided an opportunity to share examples […]

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Foxholes Refurbishment Showcases Duchy Standard

The Duchy of Lancaster has brought a Staffordshire cottage back to life transforming it into a modern family home which was let prior to completion. Foxholes Cottage on the Needwood Estate became vacant in December 2016 when a long-standing tenancy came to an end. After taking the property back, the Duchy team came up with […]

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Active Woodland Management At Needwood

The Duchy of Lancaster is to partner with Natural England and the Forestry Commission to protect and improve 500 hectares of woodland on its Needwood Estate in Staffordshire. Over the next five years the Duchy will implement a woodland improvement plan approved under the national Countryside Stewardship scheme. Particular areas of focus will include the […]

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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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