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CropCast – Winter Grazing Cereals

Welcome to Cropcast, your go to podcast for all the latest information on arable crops. Each month, SAC advisor, Tiffany Stephenson will be joined by a range of industry experts, bringing you timely updates to help you make decisions in the field.

Producer George Gauley, Editor Iain Boyd, Executive Producer Kerry Hammond, in association with the Scottish Government.

In this episode Tiffany Stephenson is joined by Iain Wilson from Stracathro estates who is a strong advocate for the using sheep to graze cereals.

Tiffany is also joined by Dr Robin Walker, a senior researcher focusing on low input cropping systems to discuss trials he has been involved in and the potential benefits of winter grazing cereals for both the arable farmer and the livestock farmer.

Related Resources

Mixed Project – (4th year of the project) – Winter grazing cereals with sheep Home (

Farmers Guardian article Grazing sheep on cereals does not reduce yields, Scottish trials find | Farm News | Farmers Guardian

Whitriggs – Winter grazing of crops Whitriggs – Winter Grazing of Crops | Information helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

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