Then and now: Silage-making through the years
14th April 2022
In this video, Farmer Charles digs out the family archive footage to show us how silage-making was carried out sixty years ago, compared to how it’s done today.
It’s the same family, on the same farm, working the same fields but with slightly different machinery!
About Charles and his farm
Charles is a mixed dairy, beef, and arable farmer, working in partnership with his father and two brothers in Warwickshire. They milk 350 Holstein cows, using both conventional and robotic systems. They grow wheat, barley, oilseed rape, oats, potatoes, and maize over 1300 acres, as well as having diversified into industrial units.
Charles is married to Linda, a primary school teacher, and they have two children, Chloe and Henry. He has a real passion for education and helping people gain a better understanding of the food they eat and how it is produced.
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