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November 2018

Grass Nutrition and Soil Management at Eycott Hill – James Bretherton

22 November @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Sportsman Inn Troutbeck, CA11 0SG + Google Map

Cumbria Farmer Network and Cumbria Wildlife Trust are offering a free training event for farmers at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve in November 2018 Join James Bretherton at Eycott Hill to look at the nutritional values of grasses and learn how managing for species-rich grasslands can provide benefits to livestock. We will also discuss physical soil assessment and prevention of soil erosion. After a morning at Eycott Hill, we will have an afternoon discussion at the Sportsman’s Inn. Tea, coffee and…

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Land Drainage and Update Meeting

28 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Threlkeld Cricket Club, Threlkeld
Keswick, CA12 4TZ
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Land drainage is one of the most common measures carried out to improve the productivity of farmland. Installing and maintaining land drainage systems can help to improve infiltration of rainwater and can reduce the risk of flooding and environmental damage. This FREE event will provide an opportunity for farmers and land managers to find out more about land drainage systems, their installation and maintenance including the identification and repair of typical drainage problems. The event will focus on sustainable drainage…

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Calf Housing, Health & Nutrition

29 November @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Moor House, Orton
Penrith, CA10 3SA
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The Farmer Network invites Beef and Dairy farmers to join us at this on-farm event . Cattle Housing: Jamie Robertson from Livestock Management Systems will join us to discuss making the best use of your buildings. ForFarmers will give information on how best to feed calves from birth through to finishing, breeding or milking cattle. Ally Anderson from Zoetis will look at maintaining good calf health.  There will also be the opportunity to meet with a number of agri-supply companies who…

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Swaledale – Land Drainage Event

29 November @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seal Houses, Arkengarthdale DL11 6RP + Google Map

The Farmer Network invites you to our drainage event at Seal Houses Farm, Arkengarthdale.  **Guest Speaker ** Gavin Elrick – Soils and Drainage Specialist, SAC consulting The event will provide farmers with information on how drainage can improve production, increase water holding capacity - focusing on Natural Flood Management. Identify drainage problems and how to address them, what is worth doing and how investment in drainage can be cost-effective. You will see examples of how well-managed land drains can affect…

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