2011 Farming, Eggs and Cereals 2011
The land continues to be owned by the Shaftesbury Estates and the farms are still tenanted. Knowle Hill Farm is much as in 1986 with the same family working the land as it has done for several generations.The large Victorian farmhouse houses a younger generation and the family interests include golf, football and ponies.The local schools are still used and school buses provide transport.daily.
Land use is very similar to 1986 with arable, beef, cereal crops and chickens.
The big change in farming is that the 5500 hens are reared no longer in battery cages but are free-range and the eggs go to Waitrose.
There are thirty cows comprising a suckler herd, meaning that the cows feed their calves and the young ones stay with their mothers, rather than being taken away to allow the mothers to go return to a dairy herd.Instead, the calves are bred for beef.
Contribution by: Heather Bartlett and Gillian Martin
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- Life In Gussage All Saints
- Fish Farming & Ecology
- Knowlton - Henge Monument
- Woodland Employment
- Landscape And Farming
- Housing And Local History
- Homelife And Dairy Farming
- Housing And Farming
- Public Services - Water
- Tourism And Historic Inn
- Farming, Eggs And Cereals
- Cottage Life Styles
- Farming And Cottage Industry
- Woodland Employment In 20112011
- Water In The Vale Of Allen 20112011
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- Stanbridge Mill2011
- Landscape And Farming2011
- Fish Farming And Ecology2011
- Homelife And Dairy Farming 20112011
- Ackowledgements 20112011
- Housing And Farming 20112011
- Tourism And Historic Inn2011
- Farming, Eggs And Cereals 20112011
- Cottage Lifestyles 20112011
- Farming 2 At North Farm 20112011
- Farming At North Farm 20112011
- Farming And Cottage Industry 20112011
- Life In Gussage All Saints 20112011
- Life In Rural East Dorset 20112011
- Area Description And Ecology 20112011
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