Regenerative Farming

Since the 1970s, we have incorporated livestock into our rotations.

In 2012 we began reducing the tillage of our soils.

Now, almost 80% of crops on our contract farms are direct drilled.

This is better for soil, better for crops and better for the environment.

We add farmyard manure and compost to our soils and have reduced the use of artificial fertiliser. We make use of catch and cover crops and take every opportunity to rebuild our soils.

Direct drilling into ourseed rape stubble
Drilling wheat into oilseed rape stubble

Farming in the beautiful Norfolk Broads, all of our contract farms have environmental stewardship schemes.

This means that we can manage areas of the farms specifically for nature.

Winter Bird food mix
L F Papworth Ltd winter bird food drilled at Tuttington