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Find out all the latest news on what we have been up to here at EW Davies.

Harvest 2017

Harvest has been a real stop/start affair this year so far. We have managed to keep chipping away at it in between the rain and we are about 50% of the way through it. The ...

Rams have done their job

Anyone that came to see our farm on Open Farm Sunday would have noticed that our four rams were wearing a harness ready for being put in with our ewes. The rams have been with ...

LEAF Demonstration Farm

On Friday 7th July we were launched as an official LEAF Demonstration Farm. Will Gemmill National Head of Farming for Strutt and Parker preformed the ceremonial tree planting to ...

Open Farm Sunday 2017

Thanks to everyone who came along to our first Open Farm Sunday. Over 600 people came out for the day so we were very pleased with our first turnout. We do hope everyone enjoyed ...

Last Writtle visit of the year

On the 10th of May Writtle College came out for their last visit of the year. Chris Miller from Openfield kindly came to talk to them about grain marketing, he also donated ...

Visit from some Czech farmers

During Alice's visit with us, she also brought a group of Czech farmers from the organisation Spearhead Czech. Their main purpose for the visit was to learn all about the LEAF ...

Good month for the livestock

March has also been a busy month for our livestock. All of our ewe lambs that we shall keep back for breeding have been weaned off of their mothers and put onto some fresh grass. The ...

Spring shows its head

As we got into March Spring time would ocassionally make an appearance. Our workload has started to get busier and buiser with spring drilling, applying Liquid fertiliser and ...

Cover crop trials

Preperations have started for establishing this years spring barley crop where we are hosting an ongoing trial for both Agrii and DSV. We have been growing strips of different ...

New season lamb

We are now taking bookings for our lamb meat boxes which are going to be available from the 1st March through to the end of April.

Writtle's latest visit

Yesterday we had our first of what we hope to be an exciting programme of spring visits from Writtle College students. Anthony Slade from Syngenta very kindly came to talk to ...

Breakfast time for our calves

At the start of January our new batch of claves arrived. For the first 6 weeks that they are with us they will get fed milk twice a day. Once the weather starts to warm up and ...

Lambing complete

Lambing ended on the 14th December and all of our ewes and lambs are now grazing on stubble turnips and our cover crop trials. The ewes and lambs will be brought off the turnips in ...

Lambing well underway

Our second season of lambing is now in full swing and we are looking forward to introducing the lambs to our local primary school over the next few weeks.

New season new students

As we start the process of planting our crops for a new season on the farm again, it is also the start of a new year for the Writtle college students that we have been hosting ...

Over winter bird food

Every year we plant areas around the farm to provide a source of food for our population of farmland birds during the colder winter months. With this years weather pattern, this ...

Autumn has arrived!

With the evenings starting to draw in and the cool misty mornings, autumn has well and truly arrived. As we head towards the last week in September we are now getting into our ...

Fertility building

Once harvest was all safely in the shed, our main focus switched to the harvest 17 crop. As part of our ongoing plan to build fertility across all of our farms, organic manures are ...

Drilling harvest 17 rape crop

Normally we would commence drilling our Oilseed Rape crop from about the 10 th of August. This year due to the lack of rain during the end of July and throughout August we ...