Spring Farm Walks

BGS Spring Farm Walks

Profiting through grass: Low value calves achieving high returns

Held in association with LIC and AHDB, our Spring Farm Walk will visit the farm of Graham Parks and Pam Clarke to find out about their profitable dairy-beef production system, utilising low value calves.

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2023

Hosted by: Graham Parks and Pam Clarke
Location: Overbank Farm, Macclesfield

Join us to find out about the system of buying beef calves from the dairy herd, rotationally grazing them, and finishing the cattle with minimum concentrates feeding.

Topics to include:

  • Calf rearing
  • Management of calves at grass
  • Rotational grazing and grassland management
  • Selling the finished animal

The farm tour will start at 11 am prompt, and will be followed by a light lunch at 1 pm. 

The event is free to attend, but booking is required for catering purposes.

Please note: No under 16s are allowed on the walk, and no dogs.

Sponsorship support

A sponsorship package is available for this event. This includes the opportunity for a supporting company to attend the farm walk with a small 3x3m stand along with recognition in printed material related to the event.  Two sponsorship levels are available:

  • BGS corporate members £300.00 + VAT
  • BGS non corporate members £350 + VAT

For further details relating to sponsorship please contact the BGS office bgsoffice@britishgrassland.com