6 July 2020
Organic Farm Knowledge webinar

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7 July 2020
OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops 2020

Know your soils and know your sales: organic min-till and non-organic no-till webinar



29 June 2020
Benefits and challenges of herbal or diverse leys

Opportunities for farmer involvement

26 June 2020
New resources from OK-Net Ecofeed

New Practice Abstracts and videos



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

Livestock strand

Crops meet livestock (IBERS/SRUC)

This workshop explored the benefits and barriers to mixed farming emerging from recent EU-funded projects and discussed how mixed farming might be supported through research in the future.
Chair: Pip Nicholas-Davies (Aberystwyth University)/Christine Watson (SRUC)

Market opportunities for livestock sector (ORC)

Marketing of organic and pasture-fed beef and lamb is challenging, with very low or non-existent premiums and significant proportions of certified product still sold as conventional. However, some producers have succeeded in breaking through to new markets. Can their experiences stimulate new thinking on how to address the challenges?
Chair: Jonathan Brunyee (PFLA/RAU Cirencester)

Practical approaches to positive health planning in livestock (IOTA)

Healthy animals perform well; they will have high disease resistance as well as the absence of disease. We will discuss practical methods for the development of healthy livestock and the management of disease.
Chair: Peter Savidge (OMSCo)

Different feeds for improved production (IOTA)

Increasing the productivity and quality of feeds is essential for successful cattle and sheep nutrition; this workshop will focus on farmersí experience of new techniques.
Chair: William Waterfield (FCG)

Sheep breeding and health (ORC)

The session aimed to delve inside existing knowledge and innovative farm practices to facilitate deployment of sustainable parasite control strategies.
Chair: Kevin Harrison (National Sheep Association)

Summary of strand