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Increasing Profitability from Pasture (AHDB Beef & Lamb)

Wednesday 1st May

2.oopm – 5.00pm

at Fields Place Farm, Dilwyn, Hereford, HR4 8HH

By kind permission of the Hanson Family and in association with the GrassCheckGB project*

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and independent sheep and beef consultant Dr Liz Genever for a workshop looking at soil and grass management to improve animal performance and farm profitability. The workshop will focus on measuring and monitoring grass growth and quality, and the infrastructure required to improve grazing strategies.

The meeting will be hosted by one of the new GrassCheckGB project farms. Grasscheck was set up to help calculate the variation in grass potential across Great Britain. The project has been running in Northern Ireland for several years, and we’ll discuss their findings so far.

Programme

2:00 pm Arrival, refreshments and registration

2:15 pm Welcome and introductions – Amy Hughes (AHDB)

2:30 pm Introduction to host farm and their involvement with GrassCheckGB project – Jack Hanson (host)

2.45 pm What are your questions? – Liz Genever

3.15 pm Farm walk covering the basics of grazing management, looking at grazing strategies and GrassCheckGB equipment – Liz Genever and Jack Hanson (host)

4.15 pm What were the key points from today’s farm walk? – Liz Genever

4:45 pm Summary and any final questions – Liz Genever and KEM

5:00 pm Close

Booking is essential.
To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771218
or email  ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

Please bring clean wellington boots and outdoor clothing.

* GrassCheckGB is a three year project which aims to improve animal performance and farm profitability in pasture based systems by understanding the potential and variation in grass growth across 50 farms in Great Britain.
* GREATsoils is a 5 year programme funded by AHDB to inspire and support growers to assess and manage the health of their soils. The project will develop a toolkit to measure and manage soil health.