Emily Padfield

Emily Padfield

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

Study Overview

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.