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Interviewer: Eka Morgan

Date: 15/1/2003

 

Name: Mark Howard
Address: Weston Park Farm, Weston-on-the-Green, Bicester. Oxfordshire. OX25 3QE.

 

Telephone:
Email: mt.howard@farming.me.uk


Date of Birth: 28/1/1959

 

Fatherís occupation: Farmer (retired)
Motherís occupation: Farmer (retired)

Previous occupation (if any): None
Number of years farming: 23 years
Number of years at this farm: 23 years

FARM SIZE AND OWNERSHIP

 

Total farm size (Hectares/acres): 450 acres
Land owned (Hectares/acres): 400
Land rented (Hectares/acres): 50
Name of farm/estate/person from which land is rented(s): Family

 

Employees (if any): None

 

 

CROP/LIVESTOCK

 

Name/ Type of crop: Winter cereals (wheat, rape, tick beans Ė fodder)

Area under cultivation: 380 acres ~(including 10% set-a-side, 40 acres)

 

Type of Stock: Beef stores (buy at 3 months, sell at 2 year)
Number of Stock: 50

 

He also has a farm in France, between Bordeaux and Toulouse, 130 acres, growing asparagus, tobacco, carrots (for seeds), sugar beet
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