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Visit to Oborne Farm, Sherborne

Photos show Neville Loder (in white shirt) telling CPRE members about individual cows from within his herd Photos show Neville Loder (in white shirt) telling CPRE members about individual cows from within his herd

1st June 2018

Sherborne Group seek to improve their understanding of the factors that affect commercial farming in the area

On 30th May Sherborne members of the CPRE visited the Oborne farm of Neville and Sue Loder – current holders of the prestigious Farmers' Weekly Dairy Farmer of the Year award.  Making a visit to a local farm is now becoming an annual event as the Sherborne branch seek to improve their understanding of the factors that affect commercial farming in the area.  Shaun Leavey who organised the visit said "Neville and Sue Loder could not have been more helpful and informative hosts, and gave us all a far better understanding of the way in which a relatively small family-run dairy farm can operate in a challenging economic climate.  It is particularly pleasing that a Dorset County Council farm tenant should have won the Farmers' Weekly award last year, and it was therefore a most appropriate place for local CPRE members to visit".

Our district groups contributed to two major consultations: one for a revised planning policy, and one for a brand new post-Brexit agricultural policy. Please read our news article on Consultations on NPPF and a post-Brexit agricultural policy to view CPRE responses.

 

 

 

 

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