Mob Grazing Q&A: Outwintering in wet conditions
Mob Grazing Q&A
Outwintering in wet conditions
Thursday 4 February, 7–8.30pm
Is it possible to successfully mob graze in very wet areas of Scotland, like the west coast, or in the uplands? Hear from farmers and crofters who are making outwintering work and ask your questions at this Q&A chaired by agricultural consultant and farmer Emily Grant.
- Heather and Philip Close of Balsar Glen, Girvan, South Ayrshire, on outwintering their cattle, bale grazing methods, automatic gates and breeding and infrastructure
- Katharine Sharp of Achpopuli Farm, near Inverness in the Highlands, on mob grazing with sheep, managing foot health and fluke, enhancing biodiversity and dealing with wet pasture
- Roger Dixon-Spain of the Sailean Project, Lismore, on managing the water cycle, grazing planning, using a ram pump, winter stockpiling and reducing rushes.
The farmers have been sharing short videos on their outwintering practices throughout January. You can find them on Twitter and Facebook under the hashtags #MobGrazingScot and #outwintering; you’re welcome to join our Mob Grazing Scotland Facebook group.
FREE and open to all. Booking is required.
You can also learn more about mob grazing here: www.soilassociation.org/mobgrazing
Save the date:
Thursday 4 March, 7pm – Mob Grazing Q&A: Outwintering to reduce inputs
You might also be interested in these Agroforestry events:
- Agroforestry: Making trees work on your croft, Thursday 11 February, 7–8.30 pm
- Agroforestry: Integrating trees into your farm business, Thursday 25 February, 7–8.30 pm
- Agroforestry in Scotland: Discussion groups, Thursday 18 March, 7–8.30pm (Save the date)
Funding and grants, growing fruit, trees and livestock, planning and design, planting and protection, wood products, choosing species
For more information contact Clem on firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane on 0131 370 8150; email@example.com
Run by Soil Association Scotland with funding from the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (Scottish Government/European Union).