Pigs in the rotation – cover crop trial results

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Tuesday, 27 June 2023

1:30pm - 5:00pm

Best Western George Hotel, Station Street, Swaffham, Norfolk

PE37 7LT

Do you use pigs as part of your rotation? Or perhaps your pigs form part of someone else’s rotation?

Over the last few years, we have been involved with an on-farm trial to find out how both pigs and the environment could benefit from sowing grass cover mixes that would also improve soil management on outdoor units.

At this meeting, we will share the results and discuss what they mean in practice, for both pig farmers and landlords.


  • Ed Bramham-Jones, CEO, Norfolk Rivers Trust
  • Jim Egan, Technical Advisor, Kings
  • Fiona Wood, Catchment Management Scientist, Anglian Water
  • Rob McgGregor, Unit Manager, LSB pigs
  • Jo Hayward, Senior Catchment Sensitive Farming Advisor, Catchment Sensitive Farming
  • Rob Holland, Catchment Advisor, Anglian Water
  • Thomas Burling, Agricultural Regulation Inspection Officer, Environment Agency


Refreshments will be available from 1pm and the meeting will start at 1:30pm.

1:30pm Introduction and welcome; Andrew Palmer

1:40pm The reason and thinking behind the trial, Ed Bramham-Jones

1:50pm Mix Review and findings during the trial, Jim Egan

2:10pm Results of other testing during the trial, Fiona Wood

2:30pm The producer overview during the trial, Rob McGregor

2:45pm Discussion

3:00pm Comfort break

3:20pm Grant opportunities for outdoor pig producers, Jo Hayward

3:35pm Working pigs into the new environmental schemes, Jim Egan

3:55pm Cover mix offer, Rob Holland

4:10pm The LIDAR project, Thomas Burling

4:20pm Discussion

4:35pm Final words, Ed Bramham-Jones, Rob Holland, Andrew Palmer

4:50pm Meeting closes with a buffet sponsored by Anglian Water and Norfolk River Trust

To help us cater for the right number of people and to ensure we don't have to cancel this meeting, please register using the booking link above, or get in touch with our events team.

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

E miya.kotecha@ahdb.org.uk

T 07792 209919