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Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Mutton Family

The Mutton family, of Burlerrow Farm St Mabyn, has been growing Miscanthus for six years - starting as a supplier of rhizomes for other growers and then using the crop as a renewable energy source to heat office units on their farm.
More recently they have been trialling the use of Miscanthus (elephant grass) for use as animal bedding. Now the family plans to start up its own process plant so it can produce livestock bedding from its own crops and from other local growers.
The project will include building a new barn and installing equipment for processing the Miscanthus and the RDPE grant will provide about 40 per cent of the cost.
We expect to be processing our own Miscanthus crops later this year with the bedding available from the summer, ” said James Mutton. “By 2012, we expect to be producing well over 1,000 tons of Miscanthus.
Full article on Business Cornwall website


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