Field Lab: Mob Grazing. Benefits of tree fodder for animal nutrition
Field Lab: Mob Grazing
Benefits of tree fodder for animal nutrition
Grantown on Spey
Thursday 8 August, 10.30am–4.30pm
Join us at Lynbreck Croft for a special meeting of our Mob Grazing Field Lab, looking at the benefits of trees for animal welfare and nutrition
- Hear from livestock expert Dr. Lindsay Whistance from the Organic Research Centre on animal behaviour, health and nutrition
- Learn about the benefits of silvopasture (integrating trees and pasture)
- Visit Lynbreck Croft where Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer are using regenerative grazing and tree fodder to support cattle health
- Get practical advice on growing and harvesting tree hay to use as a winter feed
- Find out about funding for tree planting on your farm
- Learn about the work of our Mob Grazing Field lab and the benefits of Holistic Planned Grazing
Free lunch and hot refreshments provided.
Booking is required. Book online.
For more information call Clem on 0131 370 8150 or email
Wednesday 7th August, 6.00-6.30pm
Can't make it to Lynbreck Croft?
We'll be broadcasting a Facebook live video webinar in conversation with Dr. Lindsay Whistance, Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer at 6pm on Wednesday 7th August. You’ll be able to post questions about the benefits of trees for animal welfare and nutrition, or can get in touch beforehand with your questions.
Join the event on our Facebook page, or for an email reminder half an hour before the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Lindsay Whistance is a Livestock Researcher at the Organic Research Centre. She has been working in animal behaviour, health and welfare since 2003. Her interests include the role of diverse, species-rich environments as a habitat, as a source of food, as medicine and as pain relief for domestic animals. Her current research activities include investigating the nutritional benefits of tree fodder including vitamin, mineral and tannin content; the effects of condensed tannins, protein and copper on gastrointestinal parasite burdens; and investigating alternatives to contentious inputs, including antibiotics, in organic farming.
Run by Soil Association Scotland with funding from the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (Scottish Government/European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Scottish Forestry, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation. This event is also supported by the James Hutton Institute and SRUC and part-funded by the Scottish Government funded SEFARI Responsive Opportunity Initiative.