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Jo Franklin

Jo Franklin

Partner, Kaiapoi, Kaiapoi

Jo started Kaiapoi with partner Rob in 2013 with 200 ewes on 60 rented acres of grass in Hertfordshire. They have grown their business to just over 3,000ac of mixed arable farming, 2200 breeding romney ewes and 300 dairy ewes milked through the spring and summer. All their farmland excluding the dairy is rented ground either FBT or grazing license with 11 full time landlords and a further 5 seasonal ones! Kaiapoi has 9 full and part time team members.

Crops grown are Wheat, Barley, Peas, Borage and Grass for seed. Fat lambs go to Tescos and breeding stock are sold to customers direct from farm. Milk goes to cheese makers around the country. Rob and Jo have three children, Maggie, Evie and George. 

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