Managing the Countryside
Around 110 acres of the farm is in the mid tier agreement within the countryside stewardship scheme. This scheme is designed to encourage various wildlife whilst farming responsibly alongside it. Management options during the course of the agreement have included hedge planting, the establishment of wild bird seed crops and wild flower grass margins around most fields.
At Squab Hall Farm, we believe that as farmers we have a duty to care for the farmed environment and limit our impact on it. Field edges near water courses or houses are not cropped but instead planted with a stewardship cover as above.