Farming For a Better Climate Newsletter - Winter 2020-21 (No.21)
What are other farmers doing?
Improving resilience at Balcaskie Estate
We spoke to Sam Parson, Farms Estate Director at the Balcaskie Estate in Fife recently to hear how they are making best use of bale grazing. You can hear Sam in conversation with Beef Specialist Robert Ramsay in our podcast below which is hosted via Audioboom where you can subscribe to all of our podcast series. Read more about the Balcaskie Estate case study here.
Maximising production from forage at East Fingask
Michael Ritch at East Fingask, Old Meldrum spoke to us about his mixed unit and the steps he is taking to lessen his impact on the climate whilst still producing high quality beef and lamb from forage. Michael explains how his system is designed to maximise production from forage, reducing the reliance on purchased concentrate feeding and other feed sources imported on to the farm. Optimising flock output is also important. Both of these aspects play a large part in mitigating emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from the enterprise. Michael's case study is on our downloads page in the “What other Farmers have done” section here.
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Other articles in the Winter 2020-21 Newsletter include:
- What's been happening?
- The challenge ahead
- Updates from the Soil Regenerative Agriculture Group
- Trialling a stripper header
- Getting to grips with grain analysis
- Working with wheat varieties
- Costing out cover crops
- Farming for a Better Climate podcasts
- Beef; practical ideas to reduce emissions
- Assessing farm energy use
- Be part of the conversation
- Balancing the nitrogen books
- Sorting out slurry
- Top efficiency tips
- Dairying; learning from others
- Farming woodlands
- Protecting peatlands
- Five ways a carbon footprint could help your farm business
- Changing Climate, changing food?
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