New day-courses show livestock farmers how to improve soil health

New day-courses show livestock farmers how to improve soil health

Monday, September 16, 2019

Independent regenerative farming advisor Niels Corfield is running a series of three one-day training events looking at how livestock farmers can improve soil health.

This introductory course is ideal for farmers, landowners, herdsmen, shepherds, new entrants, ecologists and advisors. The first one is on 9 October in Chippenham, Wiltshire, the second on 1 November in Gamblesby, Cumbria and the final one on 29 November at Wadhurst in Sussex. They start at 10am and finish at 3.45pm.

Niels has been helping farmers to deliver sustainable food and farming systems for the past 15 years, using agroecological techniques that are low maintenance yet productive.

He has been at the forefront of developing practical tools such as the ‘Sectormentor for Soils’ App and contributed to the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association’s ‘Monitoring the Pulse of Soils under Pasture’ project.

“I am keen to encourage as many livestock farmers as possible to stand back and think about how they farm in a way that is beneficial to their soil, their animals and their landscape, without spending a lot of money – or indeed cutting their costs,” says Niels.
“We shall be examining soils and pasture health, look at reducing reliance on external inputs and improving animal welfare, while looking at opportunities for extending the grazing season and out-wintering. We shall also discover ways of monitoring the changes being made.”

More details and costs for the new one-day training meetings can be found on facebook at


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