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Squab Hall Farm, Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa CV33 9QB

Squab Hall Farm

intro-our-farmSquab Hall Farm consists of 1000 acres of owned, rented and contract farmed land in South Warwickshire, and is also part of a larger 1800 acre Arable Joint Venture. Current cropping consists of Winter Wheat, Winter or Spring Barley, Spring Beans, Oilseed Rape and Spring Linseed, all on soils ranging from sandy clay loams through Kuper Marl to heavy clays.

The Evans family came to Squab Hall in 1933. Originally run as a dairy farm, the dairy herd was then sold in 1990 and the buildings used for Oilseed Rape storage. 1997 saw the farm expanding taking on 300 acres of rented land. In 2005, they diversified into the removals and storage industry under the Squab Group banner. Three years later, another local removals company was bought out and with it came the Britannia Removals affiliation. Also in 2008, more land was taken on with the purchase of Windmill Hill Farm at Chesterton. By 2010, both the farm and the other businesses had expanded and a farm manager was employed to run Squab Hall Farm. In 2015, further expansion saw the removals revert back to Squab removals.

Our Farm Manager, Rob Fox, now runs the farming operations and we employ one other full-time member of farm staff, Jamie Careless, who amongst other duties operates the farm's Horsch trailed sprayer. Harvest staff are also employed to help at busy times. Rob prides himself on growing high yielding crops whilst keeping the cost of production low. In recent years, yields have topped 12t/ha in Winter Wheat, 11t/ha in Winter Barley and 5t/ha in both Oilseed rape and Spring Beans.

Rob is the driving force behind the farm and also the machinery and labour sharing Arable Joint Venture for which he is the Operations Manager. He is FACTS and BASIS qualified and takes strategic advice from agronomist, Jock Willmot from farming consultancy Strutt and Parker. Rob is also currently the AHDB Arable Strategic Farmer for the west region, more details of which can be found on the AHDB website.

The farm also owns a JCB 13 ton digger. This is used to maintain the ditches and drainage around the farm as well as the farm tracks and any ground works.

Grain storage takes place at the main yard where we have a 3200 ton open span grain store, Continuous Flow Dryer and Rotary Grain Cleaner.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Rob on 07817 329158.