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 Invests in Agriculture

  The Duchy of Lancaster has invested over £61,000 in the development of a new steel-frame livestock building at Lower Castle Hayes Farm on the Needwood Estate in Staffordshire. The new barn replaces the former traditional wooden Dutch barn which was no longer fit for purpose in terms of providing adequate shelter. Tenant farmer Philip […]

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