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Making the most of fodder beet in beef, sheep and dairy systems – Hereford

October 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

By kind permission of H J Sparey & Son

Richard Sparey has 50 acres of fodder beet, which he uses to grow replacement suckler heifers. He also runs 2000 ewes and the lambs are fattened on the leaves.

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and Dr Jim Gibbs a fodder beet grazing specialist from Lincoln University, New Zealand, for this on-farm, practical event focusing on utilising fodder beet in beef, sheep and dairy systems.


2:00pm Arrival, tea and coffee

2:15pm Introductions and plan for the day – Amy Fawcett, AHDB Beef & Lamb

2:20pm Background to the farm – Richard Sparey, host farmer

2:30pm Making the most of fodder beet – Dr Jim Gibbs, Lincoln University

Pros and cons of fodderbeet for beef, sheep and dairy systems

Top tips for variety choice, establishment and crop management

How to transition to fodderbeet well

Planning how to optimise performance on fodderbeet

3:30pm    Farm Walk

4:00pm    End

 To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771212 or email ku.gr1547656001o.bdh1547656001a@stn1547656001eve.e1547656001k1547656001

Booking is essential. Please bring clean boots and outdoor clothing.*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible.

Due to the risk of zoonotic diseases, we advise women who are pregnant not to attend the event, if attending at your own risk please notify the relevant AHDB personnel on arrival.  


October 30, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


AHDB KE events hub
01904 771212


Lodge Farm
Hereford, HR2 8RJ United Kingdom
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