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Agri-EPI Farm Walk: Stratton Farms

Agri-EPI invites you to attend an on-farm day at Stratton Farms in Stratton-on-the-Fosse , Somerset on the 1st of November 10am-2.30pm.,,

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 Rob Addicott, Farmer at Manor Farm and Jeremy Padfield, Farmer at Rookery Farm and will include an introduction to both farms, a farm walk at both farms, and a networking lunch for all attendees.


About Stratton Farms:

Stratton Farms is a joint venture business between Rob Addicott and Jeremy Padfield formed when the two family farms gave up dairying in 2000. The subsequent increase in the arable area across the two farms required a significant investment in upgrading machinery which they decided to do jointly across the combined area to capitalise on the economies of scale, the benefits of which are significant in an arable enterprise.

Although the farms have retained their independence in specific areas such as rearing beef cattle and sheep as well as renovating traditional farm buildings for commercial use, Stratton Farms has extended its arable business considerably through contract farming arrangements around the village of Stratton-on-the-Fosse. The farms also have heavy involvement with environmental stewardship and around 10% of the land is under conservation management through HLS and ELS agreements.

Jeremy’s independent beef enterprise consists of.300 cattle, all heifers mostly Belgian Blue X and some Angus X. They are bought in as 3-4 week old calves from local dairies. and will often top cattle numbers up with bought in stock from the local market.

Rob’s sheep enterprise consists of a100 Charollais Sired Breeding females, all male lambs are finished on farm and sold through the local market.



10am- Arrival, tea/coffee and breakfast roll at Manor farm

10:30am- Introduction from Ross Robertson Head of Mixed at Agri-EPI, followed by an overview from Robert Addicott about Manor Farm

10.45am- Farm Walk including overviews from Dan Lamb from DroneAg and Taylored Agri, presenting the Cropscan system

11.45am- Transport from Manor Farm to Rookery Farm

12pm- Introduction from Ross Robertson Head of Mixed at Agri-EPI, followed by an overview from Jeremy Padfield about Rookery Farm

12.15pm- Farm walk including overviews from Ewen Wardman CEO of iLivestock and Julie Russell from Ritchies

1:15pm- Transport from Rookery Farm to Manor Farm

1:30pm- Lunch and networking at Manor Farm

2.30pm- Close