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The Stapledon Memorial Trust, in partnership with the British Society of Animal Science and the British Grassland Society, will be hosting a free two-part webinar series on ‘Mob Grazing – Principles and Practice.’
This webinar will cover the practical side of mob grazing with 3 farmers telling us how they use mob grazing in their systems.
Liz Genever has a strong technical background and works with beef and sheep farmers across the UK. Her knowledge covers livestock production, grazing systems and sustainable farming techniques. She works with farmers who want to challenge their current practices, particularly on grass and forage utilisation. She is one of the founders of Carbon Calling, which has the aim of building a community of farmers who support and learn from one another to make their farm and themselves healthier and happier.
'Control the controllable.' 300 ac lowland farm, North Herefordshire. Beef (pedigree Hereford), sheep (Romney X), arable and cider fruit. In transition to a more regenerative and agroecological farming system. Changes are designed to cushion any impact from the demands to be net zero and beyond and pressure from the removal of support payments.
Rob has been growing herbal leys for 16 years. These pastures have transformed thin cotswold soils, increasing soil organic matter, pasture production and wildlife. For the last year he has managed a new OAD mobile milking herd on a large organic estate - reiterating the importance of mindset to biological farming.
Shorpshire: Whilst implementing mob grazing challenges can arise, but the general principles and outcomes far out way any negatives. You have to adopt an 'experimental mindset' and be prepared to make mistakes and do what works for you on your farm’