Straw is generally used as animal bedding and hay is used to provide feed all year round.

CROPS

The crops we grow on our farm are wheat, barley, oats, triticale, asparagus and sweet corn. Plus grass for hay and for silage to feed our cattle in winter.

Inevitably with the transition to organic farming our yields have dropped. We expect somewhere between 1.5 and 2 tons per acre, this is compared to a conventional farmer who would expect around 3.5 to 4 tons per acre.

To this end, we are developing new crops.

We are the first organic farmers in the country to grow Marris Otter winter barley for malting - to supply the microbrewer who brews Burwash Manor's own Barton Bitter.

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