Mob Grazing Q&A: Outwintering in wet conditions

  • February 4 2021
    7:00pm - 8:30pm

Is it possible to successfully mob graze in very wet areas of Scotland, like the west coast, or in the uplands? Hear from farmers and crofters who are making outwintering work and ask your questions at this Q&A chaired by agricultural consultant and farmer Emily Grant.

Hear from:

  • Heather and Philip Close of Balsar Glen, Girvan, South Ayrshire, on outwintering their cattle, bale grazing methods, automatic gates and breeding and infrastructure
  • Katharine Sharp of Achpopuli Farm, near Inverness in the Highlands, on mob grazing with sheep, managing foot health and fluke, enhancing biodiversity and dealing with wet pasture
  • Roger Dixon-Spain of the Sailean Project, Lismore, on managing the water cycle, grazing planning, using a ram pump, winter stockpiling and reducing rushes.

The farmers have been sharing short videos on their outwintering practices throughout January. You can find them on Twitter and Facebook under the hashtags #MobGrazingScot and #outwintering; you’re welcome to join our Mob Grazing Scotland Facebook group.

FREE and open to all. Booking is required.

Book online

You can also learn more about mob grazing here:

Save the date:

Thursday 4 March, 7pm  Mob Grazing Q&A: More outwintering!

You might also be interested in these Agroforestry events:

  • Agroforestry: Making trees work on your croft, Thursday 11 February, 7–8.30 pm
  • Agroforestry: Integrating trees into your farm business, Thursday 25 February, 7–8.30 pm (Save the date)
  • Agroforestry: Funding and income streams, Thursday 11 March, 7–8.30 pm (Save the date)

For more information contact Clem on or Jane on 0131 370 8150;

Run by Soil Association Scotland with funding from the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (Scottish Government/European Union).