Utilising Native Breeds for Conservation and Regenerative Grazing

This will  be of interest to anyone who’d like to find out about Breed traits and their values for different grazing systems Economics of native breeds Native breeds in grassland, scrub, wood pasture mosaics Importance of native genetics in regenerative grazing systems Tom Blunt has been Field Officer for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust since October 2015. RBST are working… Read more →

Opportunities for transition to profitable livestock farming

Russ Carrington is a regenerative farming and supply chain consultant, and coordinator of the Global Grassfed Alliance. He was formerly at the helm of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association in the UK and tirelessly promotes the benefits of regenerative agriculture for animals, farmers and consumers.   He also sits on a European Focus Group for Sustainable Beef and holds various roles across the… Read more →

Meadow Restoration 1 year on

This a great chance to see one of the 2019 pilot meadows a year on. Hilary Hillier is kindly showing us the meadow she enhanced a year ago with seed from Plantlife’s Joan’s Hill reserve.  Come and hear how Hilary did the restoration work and see the results so far.   This event is particularly relevant to anyone planning a restoration project… Read more →

Seedling Safari – First Stop of the Season

This is the first of our autumn seedling safaris and is a great chance to see a meadow in early establishment.  Matt Pitts, Plantlife’s Meadow Adviser will be joining us to look at a restoration a few weeks after seeding where our host Ian Horsley has recently enhanced some permanent pasture with wildflower seed through the Boost for Biodiversity programme.… Read more →

Moths, meadows and mills

Our hosts are Hilary and Matthew Engel who will guide us around the farm and the historic mill at Fair Oak. David Lovelace will then set up one or more light traps and we will have the chance to see how this is done and to start to learn how to identify moths typical of the grassland landscape of the… Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows Forum 29 Feb 2020. Carbon, cows and calculators. Diverse swards as part of the solution.

Herefordshire Meadows 4th Annual Forum full programme announced and open for booking. Come and find out what Herefordshire Meadows has been up to in 2019 Hear group members share their experience of meadow making Discover how to develop a carbon reduction strategy for your farm Key speakers include :- Becky Willson, Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit. Carbon, cows and calculators –… Read more →