Sugar beet

Food We Produce

Sugar Beet

The farming operation grows 320 hectares of sugar beet and has a 22,000 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.

To reduce costs we share a sugar beet harvester with two other businesses. 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 75 tonnes/hectare.

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