Mob grazing and optimal recovery in dairy systems

Date : 17th July 2024 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue : Home farm, Sadborow Estate, Chard TA20 4PW

Tom and Sophie Gregory are first-generation organic farmers who milk 400 dairy cows and also have beef and arable enterprises on the farm. Their dairy system is based on regenerative principles including mob grazing – the focus of this event. They are one of six farms in a field lab testing whether a grazing system based on extended resting periods and optimal recovery can improve sward resilience and soil health without impacting forage quality or milk yield.

The event will include a tour of the farm, lunch, speakers on grazing management and soil carbon, and a farmer panel discussing the practicalities and impact of tall grass grazing.

The farm walk will include visits to the mob grazing field trials and a bonus visit to see some trials on hot composting farmyard manure!

This event is free to attend.


  • Tom Gregory (Home Farm, Sadborow Estate)
  • Becky Willson (Farm Carbon Toolkit)
  • A panel session and Q&A with other triallists and field lab coordinator Kate Still (Soil Association)


  • 10:30am: Tea, coffee
  • 11:00am: Start – intros, discussion on perceived barriers to mob grazing
  • 11:30 – 1:30pm: Farm walk, visit mob grazing fields and hot composting FYM trials
  • 1:30 – 2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30 – 3pm: Grazing management for soil carbon
  • 3 – 4pm: Panel discussion with farmers in the mob grazing field lab, Q&A
  • 4pm: Close

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