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Agricology: Moving to a Forage-based System

Agricology Case Study

“This AHDB Beef & Lamb Better Returns Programme case study briefly describes the investments and plans of farmer Tim May as he transitions to a complete forage-based system.

Tim runs Pitt Hall Farm in Hampshire which consists of 1000 hectares (ha). It explains that 360 ha of herbal leys were sown in May 2013. They have 1,700 mule ewes (including 500 ewe lambs) that lamb outdoors in May and they also have 150 yearling cattle.

The case study outlines the investments Tim has made in establishing home-grown forages and the associated infrastructure. It also highlights the grazing management system and data collection he and his consultant have carried out to help match feed supply to demand.”

Read 'Moving to a Forage-based System' on Agricolgy here.