On the farm we participate in the countryside stewardship scheme and we also have a environmental sensitive area – Beals Carr. After mining subsidence in 1999 the area is now a haven for all types of wildlife and bird monitoring schemes and in particular we have high numbers of Skylark and Lapwing nesting birds. The surrounding grassland is grazed with cattle to maintain suitable conditions for ground nesting wading birds. Overwinter stubbles in the surrounding areas also provide a habitat for the grey partridge, which is also in abundance on the farm.
Wind Energy – One of our joint venture growers in Scotland has recently installed a 2.3MW turbine on his farm to generate his own electricity for his farm. There investment into renewable energy demonstrates total commitment to producing crops with a minimal carbon foot print.