Increasing profitability from pasture: Cumbria


Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and independent sheep and beef consultant Dr Liz Genever for a workshop looking at soil and grass management to improve animal performance and farm profitability. The workshop will focus on measuring and monitoring grass growth and quality, and the infrastructure required to improve grazing strategies.

The meeting will be hosted by one of the new GrassCheckGB project farms. Grasscheck was set up to help calculate the variation in grass potential across Great Britain. The project has been running in Northern Ireland for several years, and we’ll discuss their findings so far.

Programme

2:00 pm         Arrival, refreshments and registration

2:15 pm         Welcome and introductions – Neil Pickard (AHDB)

2:30 pm          Introduction to host farm and their involvement with GrassCheckGB project – Neil Pickard (AHDB) and Tom & Jimmy Stobart (host Farmers)

2.45 pm         What are your questions? - Liz Genever

3.15 pm          Farm walk covering the basics of grazing management, looking at grazing strategies and GrassCheckGB equipment – Liz Genever and Tom & Jimmy Stobart (host farmers)

4.15 pm          What were the key points from today’s farm walk? – Liz Genever

4:45 pm          Summary and any final questions – Liz Genever and Neil Pickard

5:00 pm         Close

 To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771212 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

*Booking is essential. Please bring clean wellington boots and outdoor clothing

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