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Easton College Farm

Easton College is situated on a 200-hectare estate, which includes arable grassland, woodland, and conservation areas. 

Our college farm is home to our Agriculture Courses and also provides a space for agricultural engineering and conservation.

Producing crops and undertaking farming research

In our arable farmland, we produce combinable crops and sugar beet. We’ve hosted important trial work on our ground by Natural England, EBLEX, Agri, and other commercial bodies. This has produced research in soil management, catchment sensitive farming, yield monitoring, and more. 

Caring for over 700 animals

On the college farm, we care for livestock including 75 beef cattle, 200 ewes, 450 pigs, a herd of Red Poll cattle, and a demonstration poultry unit. Cows are fed on a TMR including home produced maize, grass and lucerne silage.

Agricultural engineering and conservation

Our engineering teaching is delivered with a fleet of tractors and farm machinery. Welding and technology work takes place in our dedicated modern workshop space. 

Our conservation areas include a county wildlife site on the river meadows. A variety of woodland is spread across the estate which is used for teaching on a range of courses. A small shoot is operated by the students across the farm.