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Glenavon Hotel Cookstown

Capitalising on Clover Seminar

Given the rapidly increasing cost of fertiliser there is considerable interest from farmers in establishing clover-based swards. In the recent “Rising Costs” autumn survey over 60% of farmers indicated an interest in stitching in clover.

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Capitalising on Clover Seminar
Capitalising on Clover Seminar

Time & Location

01 Dec 2022, 19:30

Glenavon Hotel Cookstown, 52 Drum Rd, Cookstown BT80 8QS, UK

About the event

Given the rapidly increasing cost of fertiliser there is considerable interest from farmers in establishing clover-based swards. In the recent “Rising Costs” autumn survey over 60% of farmers indicated an interest in stitching in clover.

In response to this, AgriSearch will be holding an evening seminar on the theme of “Capitalising on Clover” at the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown on Thursday 1st December at 7.30pm.

The first speaker will be Dr James Humphreys from Teagasc. James leads research at Teagasc’s Solohead (Dairy) Research Farm. 

The second speaker is Dr Liz Genever. Liz is a leading independent beef and sheep consultant specialising in breeding and grass and forage management. Liz was a Senior Beef and Sheep Scientist at AHDB for 13 years before moving into private practice.

There will be a panel discussion at the end of the evening, at which Liz and James will be joined by Dr David Patterson (Grassland Agronomist at AFBI), who will bring his valuable local knowledge to the discussion.

Speaking about the event AgriSearch’s General Manager Jason Rankin said, “Given the rapidly increasing cost of fertiliser there is considerable interest from farmers in establishing clover-based swards. In the recent “Rising Costs” autumn survey over 60% of farmers indicated an interest in stitching in clover. Not only does clover have the potential to bring financial savings to farmers, it also has the potential to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of farms. However, successfully establishing and managing clover requires a different set of skills from managing grass only swards. If farmers wish to establish clover next year they need to start planning now. The aim of this seminar is to inform farmers of the key steps needed to successfully establish and manage a clover sward.”

All are welcome to attend this event

You can register your interest for the event by visiting the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/capitalising-on-clover-tickets-444063394567

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