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Interviewer: Eka Morgan

Date: 9/1/2003


Name: Daphne Saunders
Address: Wood House, Faringdon, Oxfordshire. SN7 7NL.  
(Farm address: Step Farm, Faringdon, Oxfordshire. SN7 8BH)


Telephone: 01367 240 1833

Date of Birth: 25/11/1939


Father’s occupation: Farmer (in Berkshire, near Wantage)
Mother’s occupation: Farmer

Previous occupation (if any): Researcher in irradiation and entomology
Number of years farming: 40 years
Number of years at this farm: 40 years



Total farm size (Hectares/acres): 1500 acres
Land owned (Hectares/acres): 401 acres
Land rented (Hectares/acres): 1099 acres
Name of farm/estate/person from which land is rented(s): National Trust own 599 acres, 500 acres from Faringdon House Estate(ex Heber-Perry Estate)


Employees (if any): 4 permanent (consisting of 1 Herdsperson, 1 Relief, 2 arable workers) and Daphne’s 2 sons and Daphne’s Husband and some summer help too



Name/ Type of crop: Wheat/animal feed, Barley, Oats, Field beans rotated on 50% grassland/ 50% cereals. Grazing/silage using red/white clover mixture


Type of Stock: Dairy cows
Number of Stock: 270


Type of Stock: Highland cattle
Number of Stock: 6

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