Find out about grazing cattle in the uplands

Grazing Cattle on Rough Ground in the Uplands: Thursday 6th August at 4pm

Crosbythwaite Farm, on Ulpha Common,near Broughton-in Furness, LA20 6DY.
Courtesy of Mark and Gillian Fox

The Federation is helping sponsor this event. It is part of a monitoring trial involving four graziers on Ulpha common who are recording growth rates of the cattle, where and what the cattle are grazing and how this compares to the quality and growth of grass on in-bye pasture.

The event will be led by Charlie Morgan,Grassmaster. Charlie is a grassland consultant and is currently Secretary of the Federation of Welsh Grassland Societies. He has a wealth of knowledge about the costs and benefits of upland and many farming clients. He has supplied training events to lamb producers, farmers and Soil Association inspectors. He has worked with Innovis and Aberystwyth University (IBERS) as the Grassland Consultant for the AberDale Ewe marketed by Innovis Ltd. He will talk about issues and  
benefits of grazing cattle on rough ground,both fenced and on commons.

Other farmers in upland areas of Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales are also recording growth rates of cattle and forage quality, as part of a three year trial.

Supper will be provided – please book in good time by contacting The Farmer Network Office – tel: 01768 868615,
text: 07714 187034 or email: info@thefarmernetwork.co.uk