Cropping - Arable Cropping

The farm grows approximately 150 ha of combinable crops - mainly winter wheat, winter barley and oilseed rape. The basic rotation used at Cockle Park is as follows:

Year

Crop

1

w. wheat

2

w. wheat

3

w. barley

4

osr

5

w. wheat

6

w. barley

7

grass ley

8

grass ley

9

grass ley

Crops are drilled with a power harrow/ drill combinations after plowing. Grain is stored and sold through the North East Grains Co-operative.