Target wheat yield: 10t/ha
Stuart runs his family business operating 485 hectares of mixed arable land including cereals and OSR, and beans and maize for home feed. They also run 400 head of Aberdeen Angus cattle finishing them at 18 months. With a min-till operation and a varied soil type that does not dry out very easily, the business benefits from small scale kit and ploughing after grass.
He has an HND in agriculture from college, and recently visited New Zealand for the wedding of his niece in Auckland. Other than the city, he has not seen much of the country and is looking forward to visiting the South Island and learning more about their arable operations. He is keen to hear about their upland farming and the challenges this brings.