Sugar beet

Food We Produce

Sugar Beet

The farming operation grows 300 hectares of sugar beet and has a 19,000 tonnes contract with British Sugar.

Lifting of the crop starts in October and the sugar beet is then sent to the British Sugar factory at Wissington, Norfolk.

Using contractors to harvest the sugar beet, the lifting operation is completed by the middle of the following February,with an average sugar content of 17.5% and an average yield of 60 tonnes/hectare.

The sugar beet enters the food chain as granualted sugar, known to consumers under the “Silver Spoon” label.