I wasn’t born into a farming family, but I was lucky enough to be surrounded by a community willing to offer me copious amounts of experience. A career in agricultural journalism and then marketing followed university, but it wasn’t long before hands-on farming drew me back to work alongside my partner on his farm. We are now adapting our livestock system to follow regenerative principles.
The mob-grazed flerd: improving soil, biodiversity and farm incomes
Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust
Grazing different species together has long been known to complement farming systems but the demise of the traditional mixed farm has seen a move towards single species grazing. I want to explore the benefits of grazing a number of species together to maximise biodiversity, forage use and soil health and in turn improve the future sustainability and longevity of the farming business.