Panel discussion: Herbal leys – delivering livestock performance and environmental improvements


AHDB is supporting a panel discussion from the British Grassland Society, featuring a conversation between Paul Muto, Natural England; Professor Chris Reynolds, University of Reading; Sam Lane, Cotswold Seeds and dairy farmer, Rob Richmond.

The panel will discuss the impact of herbal leys on animal performance and soil health as well as sharing their experience of establishment and management and will cover:

  • How to select and grow
  • Animal performance
  • Herbal leys in agri-environment: Lessons learned and moving ahead

 A herbal ley is a diverse seed mix of grass, legumes and herbs. They offer opportunities to improve soil health, structure and drainage and usually include nitrogen-fixing legumes, which are high in protein. Our panel will share their knowledge on herbal leys and will be taking questions throughout.

 If you can’t make it on the night, please still register, as it will be recorded and sent to you afterwards to watch in your own time.

Photo credit: Germinal

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