Farming Connect have launched a range of projects on 18 demonstration farms that were recruited in early 2019. There are projects applicable to red meat, dairy, poultry, arable and forestry. Each project will evaluate the financial and physical impact on the respective business, and the results will be presented as open days at each of the sites during 2020.
Examples of the projects taking place include; improving the profitability, sustainability and efficiency of finishing bull beef by utilizing homegrown grain, examining the optimum conception weight and condition for ewe lambs, and increasing the utilisation of grazed grass to produce more milk.
New technology, such as electrical conductivity, will also be trialled to produce soil maps. Interested members can attend the appropriate open days to learn more about these projects. For a full list of projects, please click here.