AHDB – Ayrshire: Carbon is Cash


Join AHDB to hear about some of the key learnings from Low Ballees farm and how the team are using the findings to fine tune their business and improve their bottom line.

A recent carbon management plan was carried out at Low Ballees farm as part of an AHDB project.

The carbon management plan has been created to help identify the steps that can be taken to reduce the climate impact of the farming operations at Low Ballees. The team have identified six key areas to target, where reviewing their practices and implementing change could lead to positive marginal gains.

The six categories we will be exploring are:

  • Livestock productivity
  • Feed
  • Manure storage and application
  • Soils and fertiliser
  • Energy
  • Carbon storage and sequestration


10:00am – 11:45am On-farm visit looking at the new shed and having discussions about biodiversity, carbon audit, hedges and the soil mapping results

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch at the Waterside Hotel

1:00pm – 2:30pm Nature Scotland, grants, carbon audit, biodiversity results and planning ahead at Low Ballees