LATEST “FOCUS ON FARMERS” ATTRACTS HUGE INTEREST
Over 150 people joined the latest “Focus on Farmers” webinar on Monday 21st September to hear Dr John Gilliland from Devenish Nutrition speak alongside ambassador farmers James Evans and Sam Chesney in the fourth episode of the EIT Food series.
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The event focused on accelerating the journey towards achieving net zero carbon beef production. Sam Chesney from County Down opened the meeting by detailing the steps he has taken to reduce his carbon output on his beef farm, including the selection of high genetic breeding bulls to enhance net food efficiency, and other mitigation methods...

BUMPER TURNOUT FOR THIRD INSTALMENT IN THE EIT FOOD ‘FOCUS ON FARMERS’ VIRTUAL FARM WALK & DISCUSSION SERIES
117 people joined the third event in the EIT Food ‘Focus on Farmers’ Virtual Farm Walk and Discussion series held on 7th September.  
James Evans' cattle mob grazing
The theme for the third episode was ‘Improving Soil Health and the use of Multi Species Swards’, featuring guest speakers Martin Lukac and David Humphries from Reading University alongside farmer ambassadors James Evans and Sam Chesney.   A recording of the event is available via the AgriSearch website and YouTube channel. Shropshire farmer James Evans opened the meeting by detailing the importance of obtaining good...

AHDB Super-G Webinar Wednesday 9th September 2020
The Super-G project is a European-wide project, involving the work of farmers and policymakers to develop sustainable and effective permanent grassland systems. The aims of this project include optimising productivity, supporting biodiversity and delivering a number of other ecosystem services. On Wednesday 9th September 2020 at 7pm, AHDB are hosting a webinar as part of this project, which will focus on mixed species swards and farmer-led research. Further to the video currently available on AHDB and Super-G social media platforms, James Drummond from Lemmington Hill Head Farm in...

FARMER LED DISCUSSION ON SOIL HEALTH AND MULTI-SPECIES SWARDS
 
The third event in the EIT Focus on Farmers’ Virtual Farm Walk and Discussion series, featuring the now familiar farmer ambassadors James Evans and Sam Chesney will take place on Monday 7th September at 8pm. James and Sam will be leading discussion on improving soil health and the use of multi species swards drawing on their own practical farming experience. Two guest speakers from Reading University (Professor Martin Lukac and David Humphries) will provide the latest scientific evidence.  Martin will speak on key indicators of soil health and how it can be improved.  David will...

 VIRTUAL BEEF FARM WALK ON OPTIMISING BEEF PRODUCTIVITY FROM GRASSLAND AVAILBLE TO VIEW ONLINE
The second event in the EIT Food ‘Focus on Farmers’ Virtual Farm Walk and Discussion series is now available to watch on the AgriSearch website and YouTube channel.
Dr Francis Lively from AFBI spoke at the “Focus on Farmers” virtual farm walk on value and importance of grass in beef production systems
This episode saw a great turnout with over 60 attending the live event, featuring Sam Chesney (County Down), James Evans (Shropshire) and Dr Francis Lively from AFBI discussing optimising beef productivity from grassland.  The event was chaired by James Draper Senior Agriculture...