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12.05.22

Bedfordia Farm sale TODAY!

Kick off is at 10.30am and there are lots of exciting lots to bid for. As well as a selection of modern machinery, there are also many vintage pieces, ready for renovation and a wide variety of useful equipment. Brown and Co. are handling the sale and are on site with sale catalogues awaiting your enquiries.

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Job vacancies

09.05.22

We're recruiting!

Are you intrigued to know how a grain lab works? Enjoy learning new skills such as testing grain quantities? Want to work with a professional friendly team for the summer with accommodation and food provided?
Be one of our lab assistants for 2022 harvest.
Apply now!
 

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News

28.04.22

Bedfordia modern and vintage farm machinery and equipment sale

We are having a tidy up at Bedfordia Farms and Brown & Co will be holding a auction on our behalf of various machinery - tractors, sprayer, materials handler, crawlers, land rover, trailers, cultivation equipment, modern and vintage farm implements.
The sale will take place at New Farm, Moor End Lane, Radwell, Beds., MK43 7HZ on Thursday 12th May and viewing will be from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 11th May and on the morning of the sale from 8am only.
For more information or to obtain a catalogue please go to brown-co.com
 

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News

11.04.22

Grace's Amazing Machines

Our John Deere 9620RX Tractor will be featuring in Grace’s Amazing Machines Series 5 in the airing on CBeebies on 20th April 2022 at 16:15  and it will also be available on iPlayer from 11th April.
We hope our ‘amazing machine’ will inspire and educate Grace’s young viewers to be engineers and scientists of the future.

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News

11.04.22

Join us for Open Farm on Sunday 19th June 2022

Bedfordia Farms will open its gates to the public as part of the Open Farm Sunday national initiative sponsored by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming.  It's a chance to find out where your food comes from and see how a working farm operates in the context of the wider environment. Free to enter, not only is there lots of exciting things to do but all the profits raised are gifted to local and national charities.

Large farm machinery display.
Tractor and trailer rides.
Farm walks.
Lots of stalls, including ice creams and tea tent.
Children games and activities.
Hog roast.
Countryside displays.

Join us for a family fun day on the farm!
 

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News

24.03.22

Back Ukraine farmers

Impossible to imagine the day before the Russians invaded, many were having a normal day, still believing that the worse wouldn’t happen.
We can’t really know how awful it must be for the men left behind defending the country, their families sheltering from air attacks or the refugees fleeing to surrounding countries. But our thoughts are with them and even the families in Russia whose relatives have been dragged into this conflict. And what of the Ukrainian farmers?  Ollie Martin our Arable and Grain Business Manager writes: 'I can’t help but think also about the Ukrainian farmers, keepers of Europe’s ‘bread-basket’. The reality must be that their ability to look after winter crops in the ground has been seriously affected and the chances of successfully establishing spring crops impacted further. One would imagine that even if the business at farm level is able to carry on practically, logistics and infrastructure for supply of seed, pesticides, fertiliser and even fuel will have been severely impacted. Labour too may be in short supply as many sign up to join the fight.' 
The 'Back British Farming' initiative shows solidarity with Ukrainian farmers - to find out more click this link.

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Nature

10.03.22

Spring is on the way!

What defines spring to you? Is it the first sign of bulbs pushing up through the soil, buds and early blossom highlighted by deep blue clear skies or renewed birdsong? With a little less rain and the slightly warmer weather, nature is starting to stir.  For the arable team spring is a busy time because the established crops now need fertiliser, crop protection and organic manure. 

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News

02.03.22

Local community update

From today (2nd March) a local shepherd called Chris Hunt will be grazing his sheep in the fields marked in red on the map.
While the sheep are in situ (approximately 6 weeks), there will be no permitted walking access to this area, however as there are no public rights of way across here, this shouldn’t be a problem. To clarify where this is and to avoid potential problems with loose dogs worrying the sheep, Chris will be putting up polite signs. The sheep are grazing these fields as part of our Countryside Stewardship Scheme, with the aim of improving the range of plant species on the grassland along the banks of the River Great Ouse.
We appreciate your co-operation with this.

 

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News

24.02.22

School visit to Milton House Farm

It was just a quick walk from their school in Milton Ernest to a small area of woodland just off the A6, where the excited children were split into smaller groups to take part in a selection of activities. These included a hedgerow/field walk with JJ, finding insects, spiders and snails with Lucinda, listening to the 'sounds' of a wood such as bird song, with their teachers, finishing with an exciting scavenger hunt with Jane.
Lucinda said; 'The unbounded enthusiasm and knowledge of the children was wonderful. They were keen to get involved with every activity and enjoyed working their way around the woodland trail. As ever, the JD tractor that JJ parked near the wood was a big hit!'

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