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:
- Comply with Conservation Grade production standards
- Hold full membership of an approved assured food standards farm assurance scheme.
- Participate in annual Conservation Grade training programmes.
- Create a whole farm environment plan.
- Commit 10% of the farmed area of their land to a range of managed wildlife habitats
- Pass an annual independent CMI verification / audit of the protocol
- Be members of the Guild of Conservation Grade Producers
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 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.
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