May 29, 2019
Our next podcast hears from David Hill who is involved with the management of three rural estates so he knows a thing or two about agricultural challenges and opportunities. A Chartered Surveyor and formally working as an agricultural adviser for the CLA, he spends most of his time looking after Eling Estate, a 5,000 acre unit just north of Newbury comprising of four let farms of approximately 1000 acres each. The land is predominantly arable although one of the farms is an organic dairy farm, milking around 400-450 cows. There is also an in-hand forestry enterprise extending to 1,100-acres of mixed woodland all of which is open to the public as well as 110 let cottages.