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Mob Grazing Farm Walks in Fife

See two different mob grazing systems in action and join us for a social lunch afterwards!

We’ll be visiting two farms where they aim to build soil organic matter and increase profitability through mob grazing. Find out what they have learnt through experimenting with daily moves and long rest periods.

Doug Christie of Durie Farms has been mob grazing his herd of organic Aberdeen Angus cattle for a couple of years and has seen incredible benefits in terms of pasture productivity, animal health and reduced inputs.

Edward Baxter of Gilston Farm started mob grazing last year to improve soil health and biodiversity. He outwinters a mob of 300 cattle on rented land by the coast and then brings them to higher pastures during the summer, where they also graze off cover crops.

We’ll be joined by expert mob grazer and ecologist Rob Havard of Phepson Farm in Worcestershire. Rob is undertaking a Nuffield Scholarship to investigate beef cattle selection methods for profitability in grass fed production systems.

After the farm walks you’re welcome to join us for a pub lunch and winter social!

Agenda for the day

10.30am – Meeting at Durie Farms in Leven. Bacon rolls

11am-12.30pm – Farm walk with Doug Christie

12.30pm – 15/20 mins drive to West Muircambus near Elie

1pm-2.30pm – Farm walk hosted by Edward Baxter and Donald Christie

3pm-4pm – Pub lunch, location to be confirmed!

Full directions will be provided to all attendees.

Tickets

Places are free to Pasture-Fed Livestock Association members

£10 for non-members, but you can receive a £10 discount off your PFLA membership if you sign up at the event!

If you have any questions about the event please contact Clem Sandison on scotland@pfla.org.uk

Date

Dec 10 2021

Time

Optional: 3pm-4pm - Pub lunch
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Cost

£10.00

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Location

Durie Farm
Durie Farm Leven Fife KY8 5RF
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