Strategic Farm business event - Cumbria

Past Event - booking closed

Tue, 18 February 2020

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Shap Wells Hotel, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria

CA10 3QU

Join us at our second Strategic Farm event, just down the road from our Strategic Farm, Rawfoot. The event will be a chance for Richard and Laila to update us on what’s been happening at Rawfoot since their first meeting in October 2019. They will talk about how they’re coping with the seasons’ wet conditions and the suggested changes arising from their recent meeting with consultant Marc Jones.

Pete Webster manages a flock of Swales in Windermere and is part of a seven year project, Challenge Sheep, looking at factors impacting ewe longevity. He will be updating us on the findings of the project so far and how regular body condition scoring benefits the flock.

We will also be joined by specialist sheep vet, Fiona Lovett, who will discuss liver fluke, including its life cycle, drench resistance and how you can implement or improve control plans on your farm.


  • Introduction to the Strategic Farm Programme – Nicola Renison, AHDB
  • Rawfoot Strategic Farm project update – Richard and Laila Carruthers
    • Wet weather
    • Grazing plan
    • Cow numbers
  • Liver fluke control advice and planning –  Fiona Lovett
  • Challenge Sheep project update – Pete Webster

Please let us know how you heard about this event and of any special dietary requirements. Attendees must be over 16 years of age.


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


T 01904 771218