Pigs in the arable rotation: Newbury

Past Event - booking closed

Mon, 20 January 2020

2:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Newbury Rugby Football Club, Monks Lane, Newbury, West Berkshire

RG14 7RW

Do you use pigs as part of your rotation? Or perhaps your pigs form part of someone else’s rotation? Join us at this event to hear how producers and landlords can work together to benefit not only each other, but the environment as well.

The meeting will provide landlords with an opportunity to better understand pig production and the benefits pigs can bring to arable rotations. We'll also highlight options that producers might like to consider for sward cover and provide support for developing relationships with landlords.


14:45 Registration, tea and coffee

15:00 Welcome, introduction and aims of seminar; Pat Loten

15:05 Water quality issues; Fiona Parsons, Thames Water 

15:25 What Catchment Sensitive Farming can do to help; Andrew Russell, Catchment Sensitive Farming

15:45 Sward management; Richard Barnes, Kings Crops

16:05 My pig/arable system; Simon Watchorn, farmer

16:25 Q&A with all speakers; chaired by Pat Loten 

16:55 Closing comments; Paul Hill

17:00 Supper & Close