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|Kent - Luddesdown Organic Farm|
Gerry and Jill Minister
Luddesdown Organic Farm
T: Farm office 01474 813376
Vegetable/ meat box scheme/fax: 01474 815044
Gerry and Jill Minister farm 365 hectares in a picturesque north downs valley. They produce arable crops with beef cattle, vegetables and a woodland enterprise.
Organic suckler cows
The farm has a 90-cow suckler herd which lives in family groups. Each cow produces one calf a year. The cattle are reared on herb-rich pastures and high quality silage grown on the farm. By creating the best living conditions, the animals are stress-free and naturally healthy.
Wildlife on the farm has increased noticably since conversion to organic production. Careful management of the downland pastures, hedge planting and woodland management helps preserve the delicate habitats. The Kent environment business of the year award 1998 was awarded to the farm for its integrated conservation, business and community work.
Luddesdown works with Elm Farm Research Centre to provide visits, information and research findings on organic production for farmers and agricultural professionals. The farm is trialing 'stockless rotation'. This means no livestock is used for grazing and fertilising fields. Instead the farm composts and spreads farm wastes and green manures (like clover or vetch, grown specially for compost).
Box scheme customers get a range of fresh, healthy organic vegetables delivered to their door. Thirty types of vegetable are grown and sold through this innovative marketing scheme. Luddesdown’s organic beef is also available, direct from the farm.
Creation date : 07/03/2007 @ 22:05
Last update : 07/03/2007 @ 23:11
Category : Kent
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