Farming Our Land
When Ted Grant purchased Fold Hill Farm nearly 70 years ago he had no idea what the future would hold. He was just following in his father’s footsteps, farming the land, striving to be a steward of the Lincolnshire countryside. Little did he know that he would receive an OBE for services to agriculture or found a business that produces over 35,000 tonnes of pet food every year.
Ted’s son James now manages the 3,000-acre farm, growing oats, barley and wheat as well as premium baby vegetables. He has farmed this land all his life and knows every field like the back of his hand.
Above all, James has inherited his father’s sense of natural soil management. He works hard to ensure that the soil structure of the farm is the best it can be. This is done by working with the natural cycle of the crops, using a system known as integrated crop management.
Rotating the crops from season to season keeps our soil fertile and packed with nutrients. By carefully choosing what types of crop we grow, the impact of weeds, disease and pests are considerably reduced. This means less artificial protective treatments need to be applied to the ingredients used in our recipes.