Challenge Sheep and the value of herbal leys

Past Event - booking closed

2 September 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The GWCT Allerton Project visitor centre, Main Street, Loddington, Leicester, Leicestershire


Join us for the AHDB Challenge Sheep meeting, hosted by Chris Stoate of the GWCT Allerton Project at Loddington. There will be an opportunity to discuss the results from the Challenge Sheep project (long-term project on factors affecting lifetime performance of ewes) with Liz Genever, independent sheep consultant. Results up to weaning for the Challenge Sheep ewes from Abbey Farm will be available, so the impact of a better grass year should be seen. Chris Stoate will provide an overview of the research being carried out into leys at Loddington, including a walking tour of the herbal leys research site, and will lead discussion on how this work could influence future agri-environment policy.


This event covers:

  • Challenge Sheep results – body condition scores, lamb eight week weights and weaning weights – from Abbey Farm – Liz Genever, independent sheep consultant
  • General guidance on getting ready for tupping – Liz Genever
  • The benefits of herbal leys – Chris Stoate
  • Tour of herbal leys trials being conducted by Chris Stoate



To book your place please follow the booking link or email or call 01904 771212

*Please bring clean and disinfectable footwear



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