Diss Monitor Farm

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Richard Ling farms 400 ha on varied soil types from sandy loam to heavy clay loams. His arable rotation, on 380 ha, includes wheat, oilseed rape, winter barley for feed or spring malting barley. The farm employs one full time member of staff and casual labour when required. Richard mainly operates a min-till system but assesses each field based on soil health. The farm also has a beef finishing unit for Morrisons, aiming to finish 150 British Blues per year; business and residential lets; and a self-storage business. Richard’s ambition is to carry on building a resilient and profitable farming business, with a good work-life balance for all. Through being a monitor farmer, Richard is keen to learn with others and better understand the industry and the challenges facing it.

Upcoming meetings

  • Tuesday 12 November 2019
  • Tuesday 3 December 2019
  • Tuesday 14 January 2020
  • Tuesday 11 February 2020

Meetings will be 1pm – 4:15pm, starting with a sandwich lunch at Wortham Village Hall, Willow Corner, Wortham, Suffolk IP22 1PS 

For more information or to attend a meeting, contact Teresa Meadows, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager for East Anglia on teresa.meadows@ahdb.org.uk or 07387 015465

Visit the AHDB events portal for all Monitor Farm meeting dates and details

Previous meetings:

  • 25 June 2019