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Soil Association Scotland Events Summer 2019
« on: July 13, 2019, 03:22:31 pm »
Field Lab: Mob Grazing[/b][/color][/font]
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[/color]Thursday 8 August, 10.30am–4.30pm,[/b] Grantown on Spey[/color][/font]
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[/color]Join us at Lynbreck Croft for a special meeting of our Mob Grazing Field Lab, looking at the benefits of trees for animal welfare and nutrition[/size][/color]Hear from livestock expert Dr. Lindsay Whistance from the Organic Research Centre on animal behaviour, health and nutrition[/size]Learn about the benefits of silvopasture (integrating trees and pasture)Visit Lynbreck Croft where Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer are using regenerative grazing and tree fodder to support cattle healthGet practical advice on growing and harvesting tree hay to use as a winter feedFind out about funding for tree planting on your farmLearn about the work of our Mob Grazing Field lab and the benefits of Holistic Planned Grazing[/size][/color][/size][/color][/size]Free lunch and hot refreshments provided. Booking is required. Book online or for more information call Clem on 0131 370 8150 or email csandison@soilassociation.org[/font][/size][/color][/size][/color]Dr. Lindsay Whistance is a Livestock Researcher at the Organic Research Centre. She has been working in animal behaviour, health and welfare since 2003. Her interests include the role of diverse, species-rich environments as a habitat, as a source of food, as medicine and as pain relief for domestic animals. Her current research activities include investigating the nutritional benefits of tree fodder including vitamin, mineral and tannin content; the effects of condensed tannins, protein and copper on gastrointestinal parasite burdens; and investigating alternatives to contentious inputs, including antibiotics, in organic farming.[/size][/color]Funding comes from the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Scottish Forestry, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation[/size][/color] [/size][/color][/font][/color][/size][/color][/size][/color][/size] [/font][/size][/color]Trees: a crop with many benefits[/b][/color][/size][/color]Agroforestry for livestock and arable farms[/b][/color][/size][/color]Wednesday 25th September 10am – 3pm,[/color] Tayside Institute, Newburgh, Fife [/b][/color][/font][/color]Thursday 26th September 10am – 3pm, Blair Atholl Village Hall, Perthshire[/b][/color][/size][/color] [/b][/color][/size][/color]Two events looking what trees can do to improve your farm business. Includes:[/size][/color]Managing existing woodland for livestock[/font][/size]Tree planting in an arable rotationHow to fund what you want to doSpeakers Stephen Briggs of Abacus Organics, Mike Strachan of Scottish Forestry and Iain Moss of Woodland Trust ScotlandVisit to Parkhill Farm (Wed) where the Howisons are growing apple trees and establishing an arable rotation, and using native woodland as livestock shelterVisit to Mains of Fincastle (Thurs), where livestock farmer Andrew Barbour has planted trees as shelter and forage (silvopastural grazing)[/color][/color]Free of charge to farmers, land managers and foresters. Booking is required. Book online or call Jane on 0131 370 8150 or email[/email][/u][/size][/color]Funding comes from the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Scottish Forestry, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation[/size][/color] [/size][/color]Lyn White|Farming and Land Use Manager| Soil Association Scotland| M: 07899 791748[/size]
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