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Part 2: Straw for Bedding – Is there an alternative?

1 December 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A growing concern this winter is the price and availability of straw for bedding cattle and sheep.  This second meeting on the subject will provide further information on alternative bedding materials and options for reducing straw usage.

This Zoom meeting will include:

An overview of alternative bedding products – typical costs, practicalities, important considerations for using waste materials and spreading to land

A talk from Ian Cairns, farmer and independent consultant with 5Agri – assessing the overall system, being more efficient with straw, options for major & minor modifications to livestock housing

Farmer experiences of using paper bedding and wood chips for loose housed cattle – pros & cons

To register for the meeting please call the Farmer Network on (01768) 868615 or email admin@thefarmernetwork.co.uk

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1 December 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Farmer Network
01768 868615