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This means oat straw used in our products is taken from Conservation Grade farms – which all helps to preserve the wildlife and flora of the British countryside.

To comply with the Conservation Grade Protocol, we have to satisfy the following key requirements:

  1. Comply with Conservation Grade production standards
  2. Hold full membership of an approved assured food standards farm assurance scheme.
  3. Participate in annual Conservation Grade training programmes.
  4. Create a whole farm environment plan.
  5. Commit 10% of the farmed area of their land to a range of managed wildlife habitats
  6. Pass an annual independent CMI verification / audit of the protocol
  7. Be members of the Guild of Conservation Grade ProducersBrimstone feeding dark background Genepteryx rhamni Halls Farm Suffolk

Here at Honeychop we know that the way feed is grown is very important to today’s consumer. Customers can now be assured that by purchasing our products they are helping to maintain the British countryside and it’s wildlife.

We have devoted 10% of our farmed land to wildlife. A wide variety of wildlife habitats have been created and special crops planted that provide valuable food for birds in winter and early spring.cornflower and bee Halls Farm Suffolk

We have created habitats for birds and insects and erected bird and bat boxes. Hedges are cut only every third year to protect nesting habitats and food sources such as wild berries as well as providing essential shelter.

The Conservation Grade standard is recognised by environmentally concerned organisations such as the RSPB and endorsed by leading conservationists including David Bellamy. Skylark Halls Farm Norton

Honeychop employees have undergone training at an existing Conservation Grade farm in order to understand how to get the best out of the scheme for both the company and for wildlife.

To find out more about Conservation Grade farming visit: www.conservationgrade.org