Harvest 2016 gets underway

After much preparation harvest 2016 began with combining the oil seed rape at Cambridge and then moving the team up to Thorney where we have now completed combining the oil seed rape and almost finished the barley, but were thwarted by rain yesterday afternoon.  Fingers crossed the fine weather will return and it won’t be long before […]

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New Agrifac Sprayer has arrived!

Direct from Cereals, we have taken delivery of our new Agrifac Condor Endurance which will be the workhorse of the farm.   See here for video: https://youtu.be/VCIfYDT0aIs

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This Week is Cereals Week!

Our new Agrifac Condor Endurance sprayer is at Cereals this week on its way to starting its working life at Trumpington Farm Company.  We are looking forward to taking delivery on Friday.

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Beautiful Day at Trumpington

Just preparing the combine for harvest, not long now!

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Trumpington Fen Wetlands

Opposite Grantchester Meadows, the land on the Trumpington side of the River Cam is Trumpington Fen, owned by the Pemberton family. Back in 2011 a project to establish a wetlands reserve of over 30 hectares was carried out in conjunction with Natural England and the Environment Agency under a Higher Level Stewardship agreement. The main […]

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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 Farmers Hedge – Growing season 2014 at Trumpington Farm Company

Farming The recent weather has been ideal for our type of crop production and we are around 3 weeks ahead of where we would expect to be at the time of year. The wheat is coming into ‘ear’ and looking luscious, the oil seed rape is setting seed and the sugar beet is growing at […]

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Over the Farmers Hedge – Early Spring 2014

Farming All systems are go for one of our busiest periods in the year as we aim to get the crops off to the best start possible. Spring is 3 weeks ahead of where we might anticipate and crops are waiting to burst into life when day length catches up with the current mild temperatures. […]

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Over the Farmer’s Hedge – Autumn 2013

Over the Farmer’s Hedge – Autumn 2013

Crops Luck and fair weather played a large part in our successful harvest this year, although it wasn’t without high drama with the demise of one of our combine harvesters (see below). Planting of the 2014 crops has proceeded exceedingly well with good soil condition, plenty of moisture and the opportunity to repair the soil […]

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Over the Farmer’s Hedge – Harvest 2013 at Trumpington Farm Company

In an average year we would have expected to harvest oilseed rape crop (approx. 1/4 of the crop) around a month ahead of the wheat giving us a bit of a head start on the main harvest and a fairly distributed harvest and cultivation period. This was not an average year and, given the late […]

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