David Dale of B.J. Dale & Co Ltd, 2015 winners of the Whitegrove Farm Conservation trophy, is kindly hosting the annual Chris Seabridge Associates farm walk on 22nd June, 7.00 pm, at Bagots Park Estate, WS15 3ER
The Estate covers over 850 acres of predominantly arable land, with diversification into a micro (Freedom) brewery and a thriving commercial shoot. The farm is in Entry Level Stewardship and also has a Woodland Grant Scheme. With over 20 acres of recently-planted woodland, which has enhanced conservation and sporting interest, the estate is ensuring that future generations will still see this beautiful countryside at its best.
Agriculture is facing many economic challenges and at the same time is asked to deliver outcomes for the environment. This farm walk is an opportunity to see how a successful business has utilised agri-environment schemes for environmental, agricultural and sporting benefit.
The Whitegrove Trophy (Farm Conservation) is kindly sponsored by Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society. The competition asesses how environmental management is successfully integrated alongside commercial farming.