Mob Grazing Q&A

 Mob Grazings Q&A
Thursday 4 February 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30


Soil Association Scotland

Is it possible to successfully mob graze in very wet areas of Scotland, like the west coast, or in the uplands? Hear from farmers and crofters who are making outwintering work and ask your questions at this Q&A chaired by agricultural consultant and farmer Emily Grant.

Hear from:

  • Heather and Philip Close of Balsar Glen, Girvan, South Ayrshire, on outwintering their cattle, bale grazing methods, automatic gates and breeding and infrastructure
  • Katharine Sharp of Achpopuli Farm, near Inverness in the Highlands, on mob grazing with sheep, managing foot health and fluke, enhancing biodiversity and dealing with wet pasture
  • Roger Dixon-Spain of the Sailean Project, Lismore, on managing the water cycle, grazing planning, using a ram pump, winter stockpiling and reducing rushes.

The farmers have been sharing short videos on their outwintering practices throughout January. You can find them on Twitter and Facebook under the hashtags #MobGrazingScot and #outwintering; you’re welcome to join our Mob Grazing Scotland Facebook group.

FREE and open to all. Booking is required.