Paul Cherry writes
We are pleased to announce the new Grass-Fed Day at Groundswell No-Till show and Conference 2017. It will take place on Wednesday 28th June, with the No-Till Day following on the 29th June.
It is for farmers who are interested in introducing livestock onto the farm, or who already have stock but want to learn more about pasture-fed livestock, particularly in the arable rotation. It will naturally complement our No-Till Day, which is fundamentally all about soil health.
The inspiration for this day has in part come from the Groundswell team’s travels this year: From the Pasture Fed Livestock Association's AGM and conference in Cirencester, to the plains of Salina, Kansas at the No-Till on the Plains Conference. The knowledge gained from such trips has led us to a renewed focus on getting our 120 strong beef herd into our arable rotation. The key benefits, in short, are that it cleans up cover crops, increases soil fertility and gets carbon back into the soil. If done cheaply, it can be quite profitable as well.
As John mentioned in the last post, there will be camping available or local hotels for people who want to come to both days of this year's show. More details will follow soon, so get the 28th-29th June in your diaries, and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date for more announcements and ticket releases.