BRP FIG’s Project Open Day

BRP FIG’s Project Open Day

West Panson Farm, St Giles on the Heath, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9SF
With kind permission of Stephen Thorne

Followed by a Farm Walk at Bradstone Manor Farm, Tavistock
By kind permission of Nick Jasper

Thursday 6th October 2016        10.30am – 4.00pm

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and Precision Grazing Ltd for this FIG’s Project Open Day meeting focusing on the TechnoGrazing system.  The event will focus on the findings from ongoing work based around this novel method of grazing and also feature advice from those already using the system with both beef and sheep.

The event will begin on one of the trial farms where the design, management and performance of the cattle systems will be discussed before moving to the site of the sheep system which is currently being managed as a store lamb finishing operation.

Rotational or Cell grazing systems have been proven to increase annual grass production enabling greater stocking rates. This subsequently improves overall productivity on farm and leads to increased gross margin/ha. TechnoGrazing is a cell based, rotational grazing system developed in New Zealand 30 years ago. This innovative and efficient method of grazing uses permanent and flexible electric fences to construct lanes and cells, these are designed to provide easily adjustable rotation lengths whilst ensuring that animal shifts are very time efficient.

There will be discussions on the importance of grassland management and utilisation plus the importance of soil health.  There will be farm walk at both farms.

 

Programme
10.00am Arrival and registration with tea and coffee
10.30am Speaker introductions – Bill Reilly, AHDB
10.45am Introduction to 1st farm – James Daniel, Precision Grazing Ltd
11.15am Farm walk & discussion on grassland management – Bill Reilly & James Daniel
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Travel to 2nd farm
2.00pm Introduction to 2nd farm – James Daniel, Precision Grazing Ltd
2.30pm Farm walk & discussion on grassland management – Bill Reilly & James Daniel
3.30pm Summary with Q&A
4.00pm End

To register your FREE place ring the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771211 or email KE.events@ahdb.org.uk

Information

Event Date: Thu, 06/10/2016
Event Time: 10am - 4pm

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