Mon, May 24 | FarmED

Managing Grassland for Horse Health and Biodiversity

Want to know more about horse nutrition and the health benefits of species-rich grasslands? Interested in maximising the positive impact that your equine businesses has on landscape and biodiversity? This one day workshop will include guest speakers, case studies, a farm walk and local field visit.

Time & Location

May 24, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK

About the Event

A diverse diet is crucial to the health of grazing animals – whether they be domesticated equines, farmed livestock or wild. In this one day workshop we will explore horse needs and nutrition, the health benefits of species-rich grasslands, grazing patterns and pasture management. We will look at complexity in the landscape and role of trees and hedges for shade, shelter and browse. We will consider how land managers can make space for nature maximising the positive impact that equine businesses has on landscape and biodiversity. We will cover funding opportunities for site enhancement.

The day will include guest speakers (Frances Clayton and others TBC), case studies, a farm walk at FarmED and local field visit. Tea, coffee and a delicious and nutritious lunch included.

This event is co-curated by the team at FarmED and Glorious Cotswold Grasslands.

Suitable for owners of equine businesses, farmers with livery yards, horse owners, equine management and veterinary students, advisors and vets.

  • General Admission
    VAT included
    VAT included

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Cotswold Seeds Ltd has been supported by the Cotswolds LEADER Programme towards the construction of the education building. It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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