FG BUY&SELL        FARMERS WEATHER       ARABLE FARMING        DAIRY FARMER      FARMERS GUARDIAN        AGRIMONEY        OUR EVENTS        MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS        BLOGS        MORE FROM US

You are viewing 1 of your 2 free articles

You’ll need to join us by becoming a member to gain more access.
Already a Member?

Login Join us now

Morrisons ends Dumfries House partnership

News
Retailer claimed Dumfries House has become a growing visitor attraction and it made sense to reincorporate the farm into estate management
Twitter Facebook
Morrisons has denied speculation there are plans to offloads its Woodheads plant
Morrisons has denied speculation there are plans to offloads its Woodheads plant

Morrisons has announced it will end its Dumfries House farm project in November.

 

The retailer claimed Dumfries House, Ayrshire, was becoming a growing visitor attraction and it ’made sense’ to reincorporate its management back to the the estate.

 

Morrisons has farmed the 405 hectare (1,000 acre) estate since 2009 with the Dumfries House Trust. The project has helped it to implement a number of research and development projects. These included farming efficiency, sustainability and genetics.

 

Morrisons group corporate services director, Martyn Jones said: “The Dumfries House project was an exceptional opportunity for us to explore and develop farming practices.

 

"We are pleased with our achievements at the farm including developing our signature beef specification and creating best practice guidance for our suppliers.

 

Mr Jones added Morrisons would progress its sustainable livestock program with its existing supply base, using knowledge gained from the farm.

 

A spokesman from Dumfries House Trust Estate said: “We are indebted to Morrisons for the hard work and investment put into developing the farming operation.

 

"Now that the estate has developed and the project is more stable, this seems the right time to bring the farm back under the direct management of Dumfries House. This coincides with a repositioning and a change in priorities for Morrisons."

 

The spokesman said although it was the trust’s intention to reduce stock, it will develop the operation to give the estate a ’sustainable future’.

 

Morrisons denied industry speculation there were also plans to offload its Woodheads abattoir, claiming the supply chain remained an important part of the business.

Twitter Facebook
Rating (0 vote/s)
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

More News

High profile vegan adverts cause industry anger

Adverts have appeared in the national press and on billboards around the country promoting veganism

Farmer banned from keeping cattle after leaving calf to die in mud

A South Ayrshire man has been banned from owning bovine animals for five years.

NFU17: Public must get behind upland farmers

Communication with the public must become a priority if upland farmers are to have a long and fulfilling future with better deals.

Halal sector increasingly important post-Brexit

The global Islamic market is bigger than China

Feed buyers urged to plan ahead to manage volatility

Feed buyers have been urged to plan ahead to reduce risk as volatility continues in feed markets
FG Insight and FGInsight.com are trademarks of Briefing Media Ltd.
Farmers Guardian and FarmersGuardian.com are trademarks of Farmers Guardian Ltd, a subsidiary of Briefing Media Ltd.
All material published on FGInsight.com and FarmersGuardian.com is copyrighted © 2016 by Briefing Media Limited. All rights reserved.
RSS news feeds