Entries by Matt Knight

Importance of Organic Matter

On the 6th March the favourable ground conditions meant we could finally get onto the arable fields and start preparing for spring drilling. Our first task was to spread 400 tonnes of FYM (farm yard manure) onto some over wintered stubble prior to ploughing. Over the last 4 years we have grown to appreciate the […]

Spring Calving has started.

Our Aberdeen Angus suckler herd started calving early this year with the first of the spring calves being born last week.  A strong little pedigree heifer, which we hope to retain as breeding stock for the future at J.A. Knight & Son Ltd pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd.  Our second calf came yesterday and there are a […]

New addition to the Angus Herd

Last month we acquired a new addition to our Aberdeen Angus herd in the name of Aynho Proud Galliant, an 18 month old bull to complement our existing pedigree bull ‘Charlie’ in increasing our suckler herd to greater heights.  Galliant will be serving our young heifers in the spring in order to calf in March/April 2016.  We […]

Small bale Haylage season begins

The beginning of June spelled the start of the Hay & Haylage season. Whilst we tend to wait till July before making our first batch of Hay due to the high sap content in the grass, we did not pass an opportunity in June to benefit from the sunshine and we made our first batch […]

Open Farm Sunday

This year’s Open Farm Sunday at Farndon Fields Farm Shop near Market Harborough was a great success! We were asked to help out during the day and provide some arable machinery for the visitor’s to look at. On show were both of our Newholland T7’s and our Vaderstaad Rapid drill with GPS variable rate (see […]