Introduction of livestock into the arable rotation

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Arable farms operate in a volatile market place with limited influence over their input costs and their output is globally commodity subject to unpredictable fluctuations and external influences. With plateauing yields, cost control is key to maintaining profit margins and many farmers are now looking to other methods of land management to help improve soil health, reduce their reliance on artificial inputs and increase farm margins.

The introduction of livestock into an arable rotation has multiple advantages including improving soil health, building natural fertility, weed control and additional sources of income and it can be achieved in a de-risked way with low capital expenditure.