Organic Grassland Management Event
09 May 2012 10:00 - 09 May 2012 15:30
Organic Grassland Management
Dr Heather MacCalman - Grassland Specialist and Head of Grassland Development Centre, IBERS, Aberystwyth
With the rising cost of feed, fuel, and fertiliser, there has never been a better time to look at how to manage your grassland better; Whether organic or conventional, making the most of clover to benefit from 'free' nitrogen and good forage protein levels and using grass efficiently can only help the farm bottom line.
The farm walk at Eversfield will include a range of grassland types from recent reseeds to very long term permanent pasture under countryside stewardship and will demonstrate how they are integrated into the system which finishes all the ruminant livestock from grass along.
The day will include the opportunity to hear from the Eversfield Marketing Manager and Farm Manager/Head of Stock to learm more about running a large organic farm and butchery.
Wednesday 9th May 2012, 10am - 3.30pm
Eversfield Organic Farm, Ellacott Barton, Bratton Clovelly, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4LB
£18 per person (if eligible for funding). £37 per person (if non eligible)
Lunch will be provided.
Booking is essential - to secure your place please complete a booking form and send with your payment to: Rural Business School, Duchy College, Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, PL17 8PB