Incorporating Silvopasture at Yatesbury House Farm (Wiltshire)

Date : 22nd March 2024 | 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Venue : Yatesbury House Farm Yatesbury Calne SN11 8YF United Kingdom

Join the Soil Association on a farm walk to explore how silvopasture has been incorporated onto this biodynamic and organic mixed farm.

This event is for farmers, land managers and advisors. The event is free to attend, a light lunch and refreshments will also be included.

Thank you to Richard Gantlett and family for hosting this event.

About the farm:
Join Richard and family on a farm walk to explore how they have incorporated Silvopasture onto their Biodynamic mixed farm.

Silvopasture was initially introduced to Yatesbury House Farm by allowing their Aberdeen Angus herd controlled access to the farm woodlands and copses for shelter and shade. This brought previously neglected areas of the farm back into management for both the benefit of habitat and their herds animal health and welfare.
Convinced by the value trees can bring to their farming system, the family has planted a 7.5 ha Silvopasture fruit and nut field, incorporating fruit species such as apples and walnuts in a way that fits into their rotational grazing model.

We will also be joined by a member of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (WWT), who will talk about the support they can offer farmers and landowners.

11:00 Arrival with refreshments
11:30 Welcome and Introduction (Richard Gantlett, Soil Association and WWT)
12:15 Complimentary lunch and refreshments
13:00 Farm walk
14:30 Close

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