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Strategic Farm Event: Improving suckler performance – Cumbria

July 17 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Beef & Lamb Strategic Farms, part of AHDB’s wider inspiring farm excellence network, aim to demonstrate clear advances in on-farm productivity by monitoring performance and implementing best practice.

Edward farms 154ha in Cumbria running a herd of 130 Limousin suckler cows and a flock of 300 commercial Texel ewes. One of Edwards main objectives of joining Strategic Farms was to improve the reproductive performance of the suckler herd. This event will focus on three key areas affecting suckler output:

  • Increasing fertility
  • Reducing calving period
  • Breeding and managing heifer replacements


10.30am        Registration/ tea and coffee

11.00am        Welcome and outline of Strategic Farms

Sarah Pick (AHDB)

11.05am         Introduction to the farm

Edward Dean (Host farmer)

11:20am         Current activity, focusing on improved suckler performance

Debby Brown (Dugdale Nutrition)

11:50am        Farm walk

1.00pm          Light lunch and questions

1.30pm          End

To register your FREE place ring the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771212 or email ku.gr1544909803o.bdh1544909803a@stn1544909803eve.e1544909803k1544909803

*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible


July 17
10:30 am - 1:30 pm


AHDB KE events hub
01904 771212


Kirkhouse Farm
Brampton Cumbria CA8 1JR + Google Map