Ian Horsley

Ian Horsley

2023

Ian is a first generation sheep and beef farmer from the Malvern Hills. Running Garton Hardy Farming with his wife as part of Baston Hall, a small diversified regenerative farming estate. Transitioning over eight years from “modern/best practice” conventional 100% sheep farming, with a pedigree performance recorded flock, to a regenerative AMP approach with 80% cattle, 20% sheep; focussing on improving soil health, biodiversity, and 100% pasture fed meat. Achieved using Aberdeen-Angus cattle bred for easy calving, rumen capacity, the ability to carry a calf over winter on pasture/hay alone, and a small native breed flock of sheep. Ian has been mob grazing sheep and/or cattle for over five years, and has out-wintered cattle for two years with only 30-60 days inside using ‘bale pods’. He is a regular speaker/host at Pasture for Life meetings and webinars.