that feeds the birds
High-energy, easy-to-eat and packed full of essential oils and calories, black sunflower seeds are the top pick for many smaller wild bird species. Easily opened husks make our Birdseed suitable for use with a feeder, on a table or scattered on the ground.
Caring for birds is second nature on our farm. We’ve erected hundreds of nesting boxes, re-wilded numerous plots and reintroduced hedgerow habitats to provide great nesting and feeding environments. Make your garden a great feeding centre too with our farm-grown and prepared Birdseed packs.
100% sunflower seed content (a rich source of energy and vitamin E)
No wheat or barley that appeal mostly to large birds
No maize that clogs tubular feeders
Exceptionally high energy food
Ideal for year-round feeding with little or no waste
Suitable for feeders, tables or ground
Grown and stored on our own farm
Fully recyclable packaging (no plastics)
Grown on our farm in Lincolnshire, which are managed under one of the largest countryside stewardship schemes in the UK including 2,249ha in Higher-Level Stewardship and 6,315ha is in Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship. Within the schemes, various options are employed to help us feed and provide nesting habitat for wild birds:
- Nectar flower mixes – to encourage insects that many bird species rely on to feed their hungry chicks
- Overwintered stubbles – to ensure dropped grain is available for birds rather than being turned into the soil
- Nesting plots and cultivated areas for ground nesting birds – particularly important for specific species of farmland bird such as the Lapwing and Golden Plover
- Wild bird seed mixes – to provide an ongoing supply of food during the cold winter months
- Wet grassland for breeding waders – vitally important for species such as the Curlew, Snipe and Redshank
- Buffer strips on cultivated land – to provide habitat and cover for birds to raise their young
- Woodland management – supports a range of species by providing diversity within the farmed landscape
In the UK, assurance schemes help to provide both consumers and businesses with a guarantee that food has been produced to particular standards. These schemes are largely voluntary arrangements, however many food businesses require a specific accreditation when agreeing terms with their suppliers.
Dyson Farming currently participates in the assurance schemes detailed below. If you would like to work with us and do not see the scheme you require then please get in touch. We are confident that Dyson Farming standards will meet the requirements of any scheme, and in most cases exceed them.
Traceable, Safe and Farmed with Care
Red Tractor is a world leading farm and food assurance scheme that provides traceable, safe food. It’s an easy signpost for consumers looking for British food and drink that they can trust.
It is the largest food standards scheme in the UK, covering all aspects of production: animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection.
Red Tractor Assurance – Fresh Produce Scheme
The scheme for fresh produce covers the production of our peas and potatoes to ensure that all operations adhere to the highest standards of staff welfare; food safety; environmental protection; and good farming practice.
Red Tractor Assurance – Beef and Lamb Scheme
The scheme for beef and lamb covers the rearing of our cattle and sheep to ensure that all operations adhere to the highest standards of staff welfare; food safety; environmental protection; and good animal husbandry.
Red Tractor Assurance – Crops and Sugar Beet Scheme
The scheme for crops and sugar beet covers the production of our cereals, oilseed rape and sugar beet to ensure that all operations adhere to the highest standards of staff welfare; food safety; environmental protection; and good farming practice.
Linking Environment and Farming
The principles of Integrated Farm Management (IFM) underpin the requirements of the LEAF Marque certification, as set out in the LEAFMarque Standard. IFM is a whole farm business approach that delivers more sustainable farming. Modern technology and traditional methods are fused, with the goal of delivering prosperous farming that enriches the environment and engages local communities.
A farm business managed to IFM principles will demonstrate site-specific and continuous improvement across the whole operation including: Organisation and planning; soil management and fertility; crop health and protection, pollution control and by-product management, animal husbandry, energy efficiency, water management, landscape and nature conservation and community engagement.
Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops
TASCC was developed because farmers and end users wanted to be sure that crops of grain, oilseeds and pulses were treated responsibly once they left the farm. That includes wheat processed by flour millers and malting barley for the brewers and distillers in the drinks industry. It provides independent verification that the trade is meeting food safety laws and industry good practice.
Compliance with the scheme’s code of practice for Haulage aims to combine food and feed safety legal requirements with recognised industry good practice and a specific customer requirement to provide confidence in the food and feed chain. The hygiene and safety of vehicles is of paramount importance.
Compliance with the scheme’s code of practice for storage aims to combine food and feed safety legal requirements with recognised industry good practice and a specific customer requirement to provide confidence in the food and feed chain.
The scheme requires that a rigorous HACCP plan be put in place to ensure all biological, chemical, and physical hazards are removed from the storage environment.
We plant, grow and rear food and fuel products on our family owned farm
With on-farm storage, handling, grading, testing, monitoring and data tracking
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