The Upland Farm Trials project was funded by The Prince's Countryside Fund and delivered by The Farmer Network to help upland farmers target inputs and make better use of resources to increase resilience.
Over the past three years (2014-2017), 24 farmers have measured and monitored aspects of production. Some compared different treatments and they all discussed progress with other farmers, at on-farm events and meetings, with help from vets and other professionals. The measuring and recording gave them a fact-based assessment of the impact of their management or input choices. It has really brought home the value of measuring things and the data has often made the participant farmers thing differently about what's going on.
As well as the fantastic support and funding from The Prince's Countryside Fund, we are very grateful for the contributions from Natural England, AHDB, APHA, Federation of Cumbria Commoners, Eden Rivers Trust, Aspatria Farmers, Carrs Billington, Origin Fertilisers, Rumenco, the British Simmental Society and local vets.