My name is Peter Cheek and I’m the farm manager for Godminster Farm
I came to Godminster in March 1998 when the farm was half way through organic conversion, converting 220ha and managing 180 pedigree Dutch Holsteins, now we are farming 445ha with a herd of 300 cross bred cows where 40 per cent of the milk goes to a local dairy for the liquid market and the rest going to Wyke Farms for cheese processing.
For the last 4 years we have been growing herbal leys in our grazing platform and have been part of a farmers innovation trial run by the soil association learning how best to establish and utilise these leys to gain maximum benefit from them.
Farmers across the UK are rising to the challenges of increased fertiliser costs and extreme weather by diversifying their pastures. Not only are they finding they can improve farm profitability by safeguarding forage supply but they are also providing public goods by building soil health, increasing biodiversity and storing carbon. This session will hear from […]