On-Farm Day: Godminster Farm - Agri-EPI Centre
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On-Farm Day: Godminster Farm

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Our upcoming On-Farm event will be taking place on 24th March at Godminster Farm in Somerset. There are a limited number of tickets available and we will be accepting registration on a first come, first serve basis.

This event will be hosted by Godminster Farm Manager, Peter Cheek, and will include a farm walk to look at soil profiles with farm consultant Tom Tolputt, view herds, view calves, visit a herbal ley in nearby field and discuss Healthy Heifer tags, readers, data and app.

 

About Godminster Farm

Godminster Farm is set on the outskirts of the town of Bruton, Somerset. Its historic pedigree dates back to the Doomsday Book of 1086 which records that people have been living on the land since then.

Delicious cheese must use delicious milk and Godminster Farm is home to their very own herd of 320 organic dairy cows. This cattle grazes the fields hedgerows around the farm in rural Somerset.

As explained by Farm Manager Peter Cheek:

“The very first farmers market that Richard (Godminster’s owner) and I sold our Vintage Organic Cheddar at was in the nearby town of Wincanton. Back then we only had our 1kg and 2kg truckles – we sold out on that first day and from then on we knew we were on to something special.”

People have been farming the land for generations. Since 2000, Godminster Farm has been certified Organic with the Soil Association.

 

Subject Areas

Subject areas that will be covered include organic dairying, technology, data integration challenges, precision amd making better use of data, herbal leys, soil mapping/soil health, making better use of slurry, the Healthy Heifer project, and the Aquapulse project.

 

We look forward to seeing you all there!