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Building Resiliance into Grassland Management - A Climate Change Focus Farm Event

Date: 13th June 2017

Location: Rumbletonrig, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, TD10 6XS

Time: 12:30 - 15:30

Cost: Free event and open to all

This meeting is the 7th in a series of planned events to explore workable ideas to improve farm profits and business efficiency.

Discussion topicsCalf at grass

• Improving Grassland Management
• Tailhead Calving Monitors

Speaker:

Charlie Morgan - Charlie is an independant grassland consultant who has accumulated a wealth of grassland knowledge and expertise built on 22 years working with Aberystwyth University (IBERS).


With animal feed prices set to increase, it’s important that farmers make the most for grass be it grazed or ensiled. Unusually dry conditions are restricting grass growth, potentially affecting animal performance and winter fodder. This meeting will look at how best to manage grassland and other home-grown crops to build resiliance into summer grazing and winter fodder supplies. 

New technology is developing aids to help monitor livestock health and welfare. Using mobile phone technology, Moocall is a tailhead monitor which sends calving alerts to your phone or computer. Find out how they have worked at Rumbletonrig during this year’s calving. Farming For A Better Climate Logo

As part of the meeting you will have the opportunity to:
• Gain a better understanding of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture
• Hear from grassland expert Charlie Morgan
• Learn about new technology to monitor calving cows
• Improve farm efficiency and reduce your farm’s carbon footprint.

For more information about the Farming for a Better Climate Initiative, see www.farmingforabetterclimate.org

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