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Beautiful Day at Trumpington

Just preparing the combine for harvest, not long now!

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Over the Farmers Hedge – Bringing-in the harvest; what is involved

Despite being on the edge of one of the most high-tech cities in Europe, Grantchester is still a rural village, surrounded by farmland that is actively cultivated; and long may that continue. The farming year reaches its peak with the harvest; an intense four-month period from July to October, 7 days a week.  The two […]

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Over the Farmer’s Hedge – Winter 2012/13 at Trumpington Farm Company

Crops The drilling of next year’s crops was very late this year across the country. The land became increasingly waterlogged and our first opportunity to cultivate was on a hard frost early in December. Fortunately, the milder weather over Christmas then allowed the crops to establish. The persistent rain has been unwelcome because it washes […]

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Trumpington Parish Magazine – an introduction

Trumpington Farm Company has been based at Church Farm, Maris Lane since shortly after WW2. Although our heavy machinery base is now at Cantelupe Farm, Haslingfield, all the administration and management continues at Maris Lane. Part of the Trumpington Estate, with Trumpington Hall at its heart, we farm or manage over 1600 hectares of land […]

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Over the Farmers Hedge – Autumn at Trumpington Farm Company

Crops This year’s wheat harvest yield was 15-20% lower than average and generally of poor quality in common with farms across the UK. Lack of sunshine during June/July combined with high rainfall made for very unfavourable growing conditions and high disease prevalence. Many parts of the world fared badly this growing season and by comparison […]

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Over the Farmers Hedge – Summer at Trumpington Farm Company

Over the Farmers Hedge – Summer at Trumpington Farm Company Harvest Early July was a tense time as the rain continued to fall on the fully grown but unripe crops. Once the weather finally cleared, we were able to begin in late July with the oil seed rape. Barley harvest was complete by early August […]

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Over the Hedge June 2012

Much has changed at Trumpington Farm Company since our last Over The Hedge. After nine years at TFC Andrew Crossley has moved on to pastures new, to plough a new furrow, … anyway, he has joined the team at Thurlow Estate near Haverhill. In 2007 the operational running of TFC passed to Richard Pemberton from […]

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