Unlocking the benefits of bale grazing

Date : 14th March 2024 | 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
Venue : Gowbarrow Hall, Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0JP
Join AHDB, Pasture for Life and Innovative Farmers, for an on-farm discussion covering everything you need to know about bale grazing.

Our hosts, Claire and Sam Beaumont of Gowbarrow Farm, will guide us through how the strategic integration of bale grazing helps with their spring grass management. As well as providing a source of nutrition, bale grazing also improves the farm’s biodiversity by using carefully selected, species-rich bales to enrich the ecosystem.

In addition to hearing about their farming methods, we’ll also look at the financial aspects, shedding light on the diverse payment options available. We will hear about the deliberate decision to calve down in May and their calculated approach to fit with their ecosystem.

As well as exploring the techincal aspects of bale grazing, we will also discuss how Sam and Claire manage public perception and foster relationships with national and local authorities, within the picturesque landscape of the Lake District.

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