Book your space for the next Orkney Managed Grazing Open Meeting
Practical paddock grazing.
Hear from two Scottish farmers who have implemented rotational grazing and made significant changes to their businesses as a result.
Robert Fleming from near Glenluce in Wigtonshire has 220 beef cows plus their followers and has between 250 and 600 contract grazed youngstock on the farm at any one time. He has conducted a number of trials on how much rotational grazing can do on his farm and can consistently grow over 1 tonne of carcass per hectare per season on the trial areas.
Jim Logan farms in Galawater in the Scottish Borders with 2,150 ewes, 120 beef cows and 190 hinds. He was the Borders Grazing Group host farmer in the QMS project started in 2014 and has radically changed his business to move from a heavy reliance on housing and purchased concentrate to a planned rotational grazing policy that makes as much as possible from forage and pastures.
In the afternoon the attendees will visit Quanterness Farm where host Willie Harcus has been trialling subdivision of pasture and rotational grazing.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any special dietary requirements or if you would like more information
Please remember clean kit and disinfectable footwear for the farm visit.
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