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Getting ready for the challenges – making the most out of grass and forage, West Sussex

June 28 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Matt Blyth tupped 800 Lleyn, Lleyn x and mule ewes in autumn 2017, with 420 shearlings potentially entering the flock in autumn 2018. The sheep are on 194 hectares, with around 30% being permanent pasture and a further third being low or no input. With the other third being 73 ha of white clover leys and 8 ha of red clover leys. He also grazes a small group of cattle.

Matt has been using rotational grazing systems for over five years and is trying to push the land that can to produce more grass and forage.

He is focussing on improving lamb performance through regularly faecal egg counts for worm burdens, trace element monitoring and body condition management of the ewes, and is part of AHDB’s Challenge Sheep project.

Join AHDB and Charlie Morgan to find out more about making the most of grass and forage.


10.30 am   Arrival, tea & coffee

11.00 am   Introduction and plan for the day – Liz Genever, AHDB

11.10 am   Background to grassland management – Matt Blyth and Charlie Morgan (Grassmaster)

11.30 am   Farm Walk

1.00 pm     Lunch

1.45 pm     Future development areas for Didling (group session) – Liz Genever and Charlie Morgan

2.45 pm     Summary and questions

3.00 pm     End

Please bring clean and disinfectable footwear.

To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771212 or email ku.gr1544910056o.bdh1544910056a@stn1544910056eve.e1544910056k1544910056

*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible. Booking is essential for catering purposes.


June 28
10:30 am - 3:00 pm


AHDB KE events hub
01904 771212


Didling farms
West Sussex, GU29 0LQ
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