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Grazing for Profit and Biodiversity at Coldrochie

Multi-species swards can bring numerous benefits for biodiversity, soil health, grassland productivity and livestock performance being diverse with a wide range of different grasses, legumes and herbs all bringing different complementary benefits.  These swards are however more difficult to manage than conventional grass-based swards and persistency of many herbs and legumes can be poor if not managed and grazed correctly.  In this video, Emily Grant discusses the benefits they have found of incorporating multi-species swards into their sheep system and shares her experiences of how to best manage and graze these swards for optimal performance and improved persistency.

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Photo credit: Emily Grant

Sheep grazing a forage crops

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