July 5th: Exploring Pasture farming in the field – Pros, cons and policy needs

This event for British Ecological Society members will provide the opportunity for an in depth look at pasture farming as championed by the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association and their ‘Pasture for Life’ certification mark. Members will hear about recent findings supporting the benefits of feeding animals only on pasture and then visit a grazing herd in the Cotswolds practising holistic planned grazing.

This event on 5th July 2017 will be based in Cirencester at the centre of the Cotswolds and within easy reach of London and other conurbations. The day will start with an explanation of the Pasture for Life scheme by Russ Carrington and hear from Farm Business lecturer at the Royal Agricultural University Jonathan Brunyee about farm economics in the context of climate change and Brexit. Dave Stanley, a farmer and environmental consultant, will follow with an overview of the science for grasslands and alternative farming systems for cattle and sheep. For further details:

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