Livestock on Farm

Seaweed in agriculture

Written by Dr David Cutress: IBERS, Aberystwyth University. • Seaweeds have long had suggested benefits for agricultural use• Research suggests green seaweeds to be beneficial for soil/plant amendments and redseaweeds to have some potential for animal feeds• To be able to include at meaningful levels, the production and supply chain ofseaweeds needs to be researched …

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Pasture and Profit in Protected Landscapes Programme

Pasture and Profit in Protected Landscapes is a free, farmer-led programme of farm walks, events and webinars open to everyone farming in the Protected Landscapes of Surrey Hills, High Weald and Kent Downs. The programme is being run by Pasture for Life in partnership with the Protected Landscapes. We believe that farmers learn best from …

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No-Till Innovation Come in Leaps and Bounds

By Brian O’Connor originally published by No-Till Farming Wisconsin no-till dairyman Chris Conley thwarts heavy rain and hills with no-till, covers and planting green. No-tiller Chris Conley took two big steps where other farmers might take one. Conley farms 120 acres for feed (silages, dry hay and high-moisture corn) for his 52-cow dairy, located down …

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Pasture-Fed Cattle Help Preserve Ancient Meadows

Encouraging greater biodiversity is one of the main drivers for farmers joining the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, including some of the nation’s Wildlife Trusts. Sara Gregson went to meet Joe Ryder of Gwent Wildlife Trust to find out more… Traditional Hereford cattle and rare breed sheep are encouraging a rich diversity of wildflowers and wildlife across …

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Incorporating Livestock Into A Regenerative Arable System

Written by William Waterfield FBIAC NFSc. from the Farm Consultancy Group Are grazing livestock a perquisite of regenerative farming systems? Whilst this is a common thought and perhaps the holy grail for some regenerative farmers, there is little evidence to support this claim. Livestock certainly bring an extra dimension to the diversity of the system …

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High Quality Food With A Positive Environmental Impact

Selling organic, ‘Pasture for Life’ food directly to consumers brings dividends for one farming family. Sara Gregson reports… First generation farmers Chris and Denise Walton have, over the past 40 years built an award-winning sustainable farm and butchery business, operating close to the Berwickshire coast in the Scottish Borders. “We always wanted to sell our …

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Bring Back The Cow!

Written by Tom Chapman – Mob Grazing Specialist at EnviRumen Ltd The value that grazing ruminants bring to soil is, once again, starting to be appreciated by farmers. The combination of their dung, urine, saliva and hoof action, plus the effect of the forage plants, all help to bring dramatic and welcome improvements in soil …

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