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Farming For a Better Climate Newsletter - Winter 2020-21 (No.21)

What are other farmers doing?

Improving resilience at Balcaskie EstatePhoto of Sam Parson, the farm manager 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 FingaskPhoto profile of Michael Ritch who farms 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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