Mob Grazing Scotland
Pioneering farmer-led research into mob grazing in Scotland
There is very little robust research into the benefits of mob grazing in the UK, and hardly any in Scotland. Does it really work? And how can we prove it?
We've got a small group together of 15 or so farmers, land managers and crofters who are interested in its potential to build soil carbon, improve animal health, reduce the costs of straw and winter feed and increase biodiversity. They are either already practising mob grazing or about to start.
The group met at Lynbreck Croft on August 6 to discuss grazing tree fodder for animal health and nutrition. Watch/listen to our Facebook Live kitchen table webinar with Dr Lindsay Whistance of the Organic Research Centre and Sandra Baer of Lynbreck Croft https://www.facebook.com/soilassociationscotland/videos/511298186332628/
Clem, who is running this field lab, is talking about it on BBC Radio's CrowdScience here.
Watch Clem's film about mob grazing in Scotland: Tall Grass Grazing
As a field lab, the group are working together to decide what questions need to be answered and what measurements to gather. We will get relevant researchers on board, help with data collection methods, co-ordinate the meetings and share the results.
Find out what happened at the group's first meeting and view resources from it here
The group has become interested in Holistic Management and holistic planned grazing, and we invited inspirational Canadian farmer and educator Tony McQuail to come and give a talk and run a course on it. Read more here.
The group is now full for membership but you can follow their progress on this page and through the Mob Grazing Scotland Facebook group here. If you're not on Facebook and would prefer to receive mob grazing updates by email please let Clem know firstname.lastname@example.org / 0131 666 2474.
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Holistic Management talk by Tony McQuail
What is Holistic Management? Canadian farmer and educator Tony McQuail explains how this ‘whole farm’ approach to management made his business more productive and profitable, whilst helping his family feel that the farm was 'working for them'.