Optimising fodder beet in livestock systems: Northumberland

Past Event - booking closed

Mon, 04 November 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lemmington Hill Head, Edlingham, Alnwick, Northumberland

NE66 2BS

Join us for an event focusing on optimising fodder beet in livestock systems, kindly hosted by James Drummond at Lemmington Hill Head Farm near Alnwick. 

Dr Jim Gibbs, fodder beet grazing specialist from Lincoln University, New Zealand will be speaking about how you can optimise fodder beet in your farm business.

Wintering of breeding stock has increased on Lemmington Hill Head since 2012 and they have also implemented a year round grazing system. This includes out wintered spring and autumn suckler herds running alongside the sheep flock. 1550 ewe & ewe lambs are put to the ram and 150 rams are run on as potential stock sires. The remaining ram lambs are placed onto rearing units in the autumn to be taken through to sale.


 We will begin at 11am with bacon rolls, and weather permitting, there will also be a farm walk. This event will cover topics including:

  • Pros and cons of fodder beet for cattle and sheep systems
  • Top tips for variety choice, establishment and crop management
  • How to transition to fodder beet successfully
  • Planning strategies to optimise animal performance on fodder beet


Please note: this event offers Basis points

To book your place please visit the AHDB events webpage, email KE.events@ahdb.org.uk or call 01904 771218.



If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.

T 01904 771218