News

March 2019

Whittal Seeds Welcomes New Assistant Manager

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Assistant Manager.  Greg Leighton has recently graduated from Reading University with a Degree and Masters in Agriculture.  Herefordshire born and bred, he is involved with Young Farmers and in his spare time plays cricket, rugby and helps on the family organic beef farm.

Commenting on the appointment, Philip Whittal, Managing Director and Owner of Whittal Seeds, said; “We’re thrilled to add Greg’s expertise to our Whittal Seeds team. Greg’s background and strong farming knowledge made him the ideal candidate for us. He will be available to help farmers make the right seed choice to deliver the most productive and profitable results.  Our new environmental stewardship mixtures are part of an ever-growing portfolio we offer which includes grass seed mixtures, cereals, oil seed rape, maize, whole crops & game cover crops plus many more.”

Greg Leighton adds; “I am hugely excited about this new opportunity at Whittal Seeds and I look forward to helping farmers choose the right seed varieties for their business. To be part of a growing, dynamic business is a fantastic opportunity.” 

Whittal Seeds - Philip and Greg Leighton

March 2019

Whittal Seeds Open Day

Join us for our Open Day taking place on Friday 17th May from 3.00pm onwards. Meet the team, have a tour and enjoy refreshments.

Tour includes:

  • Office
  • Machinery
  • Grass leys
  • Seed cleaning
  • Mixing facility

Followed by Hog roast, Bar and music

Call us on 01432 278411 or email sales@whittalseeds.co.uk for further information.

 

April 2018

Join Philip Whittal for a bacon roll and a cup of tea at Knighton Market on Friday 18th May to discuss any new reseeding or planting you need to do this spring.  Whittal Seeds will be sponsoring the Prize Show and Sale of Young Feeding Bulls on this date at Knighton.

Whittal Seeds are also sponsoring the following this summer:
– Hereford Show 9th May
– Monmouthshire Livestock Market Breeding Cattle Sale 14th May
– Knighton Livestock Market 18th May
– Brecon Livestock Market 25th May

March 2018

Whittal Seeds have brought two new varieties to their mixtures, Nifty Int Dip from DLF and Seagoe Int Tet from Barenburg. These are new NIAB listed varieties this year which will compliment the Aber varieties to improve yield and give better D Value.

In the recent snow, customers who have planted fodder beet, forage rape and stubble turnips have benefited from the convenience of supplement feeding.

The hay and straw stocks are very low, we will have bales to sell at harvest time although many barns are empty now.

On the Farm..

Ballinboy and Fintona are the latest, highest yielding NIAB varieties here on the farm. They have just had their first nitrogen application and flat rolling will commence in the next day or so to push in stones and flatten mole bumps, improving tillering.

Seed Plant..

We are currently cleaning Bargold amenity grass seed from Garnstone Farms on behalf of Barenbrug. This variety goes into a top amenity grass seed mixture.

We clean seed for a number of companies, please contact the office is this is a service you are interested in.

November 2017

Our November newsletter is available: Click the link to have a read! Whittal Seeds November 2017

August 2017

Westons Cider Orchard Demonstration Day 2017, bit wet!

We had a wet but successful day at Westons Orchard Machinery Day held at Caerswall Farm, Much Marcle. It was nice to see our existing customers and make some new contacts.

July 2017

We’ve just sent off our Trade Stand Application for Kington Horse Show, Saturday 9th September, a lovely local show we enjoy supporting. Come and meet the Whittal Seeds team, pick up our latest edition of our Seed Catalogue and see seed mixtures we have available for your farm or smallholding.  For information on Kington Show visit their website www.kingtonshow.co.uk
We hope to see you there.

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