Fonthill Farms is managed by Velcourt Ltd under a contract farming agreement. They consist of 1530ha of calcareous silty loam with a top soil depth of 20-40cm’s over chalk with a stone content of up to 60%.
Cropping is broad and varied, Wheat and barley being mainstays. Oilseed rape is the main break crop with forage crops grown for local livestock farmers and “naked” oats grown for pet feed also grown. This year grain maize is being grown to feed dairy cows on a nearby farm.