Tue, 17 Oct|
Animals into Arable Rotations
Are you thinking of introducing livestock back into your arable rotation? Join us as we explore the options and find practical solutions.
Time & Location
17 Oct 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ
About the Event
The course will include:
- Technical guidance on rotations and infrastructure
- Case studies and examples
- Practical farm walk
- What to drill? And how to use permanent pasture
- Fencing and infrastructure options (including costs)
- How to plan a system and what to think about?
By the end of the day you will have started to develop a plan to suit your particular system.
We will be joined by independent sheep and beef consultant Liz Genever, a member of the NoFence team who will explore the option of virtual fencing, a representative from Rappa to talk about the fencing we are using here, Lydia Smith from NIAB and the Cotswold Seeds team.
Independent sheep and beef consultant with an interest in grass and forage management, coaching, knowledge exchange and research. Liz loves working with progressive farmers who want to challenge their sheep and beef systems - particularly if introducing livestock into an arable business. She has a technical background in sheep and beef fertility and breeding, and grass and forage management.
Rachel Fuller - NoFence
Nofence is the world's first virtual fencing system for grazing animals. The technology consists of a solar-powered GPS collar and a virtual boundary. In the Nofence-app, you are able to give your animals access to fresh pasture and save time and money by not having to build and maintain fences. You can create pastures, as well as exclusion zones to close off unwanted areas.
Lydia is the Director of NIAB Innovation Farm & EastAgritech Innovation Hub and leads Interactive farmer-facing research into sustainable farming; especially soil health, crop genetic improvement and waste minimisation. She lectured in soil science, crop microbial interactions, environmental biology/land reclamation before moving to NIAB. NIAB-Innovation Farm, and the EAI Hub provide demonstration and study resources for SMEs and academics.
Mark Grant Goodey - RAPPA
Mark has been involved in electric fencing and livestock management for over 20 years. Mark will be discussing how you can cost effectively use electric fencing and mobile yards to manage your livestock when introducing arable rotation – he’ll also be sharing labour saving tips and advice.
This course is designed for farmers, land owners, land managers, graziers, advisors and students.
Tickets include refreshments and a seasonal lunch from the FarmED Kitchen.
This is a full-day course running from 10am to 4.30pm.
Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events.
If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.
As part of the GREAT project (see www.greatglos.co.uk) we can offer subsidised places to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire to the suite of regenerative agriculture and agroecological transition courses at FarmED. To book, please select the ticket option below. You will be asked for a few eligibility details including evidence of your involvement in regenerative agriculture and your potential impact in Gloucestershire.
North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster
We can offer subsidised places to members of the North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster (https://www.cotswoldfarmers.org/). To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a 50% discount code.
Pasture For Life Members
Special offer - 10% discount for members of the Pasture Fed Livestock Association - please email email@example.com for a code.
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Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences.£90.00Tax: VAT included
Our recommended price that covers our costs£75.00Tax: VAT included
Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most.£60.00Tax: VAT included
GREAT Project Participant
Subsidised by the GREAT project for existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers with a Gloucestershire postcode.£48.50Tax: VAT included