Tag Archive for grazing

Grassland Carbon – restoration, creation and management practices that affect carbon sequestration in grasslands

Caroline Hanks (Herefordshire Meadows) chaired a sequence of talks and a panel discussion at a Zoom event hosted by Plantlife as part of their Meadow Makers partnership, that gave an introduction to the rapidly evolving science on grassland carbon. Drawing upon the findings from her 2021 report for CIEEM entitled Carbon and Ecosystems: Restoration and Creation to Capture Carbon Penny Anderson… Read more →

Wood Meadows

First in our series Meadows, Mosaics and Mitigating Climate Change Please join us to find out about this mosaic habitat and it’s potential benefits for livestock systems in Herefordshire  George Peterken, renowned woodland ecologist, nature conservation advisor and author of the book Meadows (2013), will give a Zoom presentation about Wood Meadows. He will cover questions including ; what are wood-meadows,… Read more →

Role of well grazed and rested deep rooted diverse swards in carbon sequestration

We are grateful to Christine Page for sharing her drawings that help us think about the role of grazing systems with long rest periods and deep rooted diverse swards in carbon sequestration. To find out if your grazing system supports rapid or slow carbon sequestration click this link  You can find out more on our website  and Floodplain Meadows Partnership Read more →

Catch up: Tom Blunt on Utilising Native Breeds for Conservation and Regenerative Grazing

On 9th March Tom Blunt, from the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST), gave a comprehensive overview of the role that native rare breeds can play in conservation and regenerative grazing systems. A large number of different livestock options were discussed including; sheep, goats, cattle, equines and pigs. Tom explained some of the differences between species and breeds and their pros… Read more →

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 →

Can Sheep Be Regenerative?

Herefordshire Meadows member Rich Thomas is starting to bring regenerative approaches to the farm and is currently trialling the best approaches when grazing sheep and cattle together. This podcast explores his experience of regenerative agriculture whilst working with herbal and diverse swords. If you missed this podcast here’s the link: ReGenAg Chat Ep. 7 with Rich Thomas on Can Sheep… Read more →

Opportunities for farmers making the most of grazing – Russell Carrington PFLA webinar

Last weeks Transforming the Future of Land Management webinar had a great introduction to Pasture Fed Livestock Association with Russell Carrington talking about Opportunities for farmers for making the most of grazing. Lucy Bates from LEAF then talked about Integrating Resilience. Russ describes the importance of diverse swards for pasture fed livestock systems. You can listen again to the presentations … Read more →