1986 Rose Farm
Rose Farm, one of the best in the area, has a total acreage of 662.62 acres, 211.79 of which are in the area under consideration. Crops grown are wheat, winter barley, linseed, oats, potatoes. There is a herd of beef cattle, Freisian cross Hereford steers, varying between 12 and 200 depending on the time of year, and also sheep. The farmer's wife breeds ducks, quail, bantams and geese. The farm is run by two men, a part-time secretary, and an old odd job man, and has been owned by the same family for over 80 years. Some deciduous trees are grown for sale as saplings, and there is an orchard and garden for household use. The machinery consists of dryers, a combine harvester, tractors and silage equipment. A small engineering workshop is run from one of the barns.
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