Return of the Golden Hoof

The Study

When people talk about bringing grassland and sheep back onto arable land, you often hear older generation shepherds use the phrase ‘the golden hoof’. It used to be commonplace for sheep to be considered useful on arable farms. Fast forward to now, and specialist arable and cropping farmers are recognising the need to improve soil structure and fertility and find alternative controls for problem weeds.

Join us for this applied session to hear from the National Sheep Association, it’s farmers members and graziers, as they explain the practicalities of introducing sheep into your business. From infrastructure to grazing agreements there’s an array of practical information you’ll need to ponder if you want to benefit from the return of the golden hoof.