Congratulations to Mr Martin Howard of Lower Northcott Farm, Launceston for winning the 2016 Devon Otter Trophy.
Lower Northcott Farm is an 154ha grass organic beef enterprise. Martin’s big unique selling point for the award was his innovation on pasture and soil management.
He is actively working across the farm opening up the soils, using herbal leys and his own mycrorhiza products to get the soil biology working for him.
The farm is in the countryside stewardship higher tier scheme with Martin planting orchards and managing a hill fort within an oak woodland. He is a very outward facing farmer, hosting a wide range of events and is a passionate advocate for the Tamar Organic Group and works with North Wyke.
Congratulations Martin! A very successful and worthy Devon winner.