Fonthill Farms are managed by Velcourt Ltd under a contract farming agreement. They consist of 3800 acres of calcareous silty loam with a top soil depth of 20-40cm’s over chalk with a stone content of up to 60%.
Rotations are based on a 1st wheat production, with break crops varying depending on soil types.
Velcourt utilises the most up to date equipment and technology to drive farm production in a sustainable and environmentally conscious way.
Grain storage consists of:
- 10,000t grain store with 60t/hr continuous flow drier
- 1600t floor store with stirrers and heaters
Cropping for 2016
|Area (ha)||Yield t/ha|
|W Oilseed Rape||341||3.5|
|Spring Barley (Malt)||333||7.0|
|Winter Forage Rye||225||40|