Sally-Ann Spence

Sally-Ann Spence

2021

Sally-Ann Spence is a Fellow of both the Royal Entomological Society and the Linnaean Society and an Honorary Associate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. She specialises in dung beetles and pastureland biodiversity and co-founded the Dung Beetles for Farmers. She also owns and runs a educational research centre ‘Berrycroft Hub’ on her family farm where she keeps PFLA accredited livestock and manages all the grazing systems. As a passionate advocate of British farming, Sally-Ann does a great deal of public outreach both at her centre, at various events and on all media platforms including television.

Dung Beetle Safari

Dung Beetles Stand

Join us on a tour of dung pats hunting for dung beetles. Dung beetles are vitally important insects improving the quality and structure of soil, cleaning pastures, reduce parasite burdens in livestock and providing a variety of other crucial services. Changes to agricultural practices and intensification have had significant impacts on them; particularly wormer use […]

Demonstration
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Delving into Dung

Speaker's Corner

Beetles are important ecological indicators and dung beetles in particular provide many essential ecosystem services in pastureland. From animal health to soil health, dung beetles are an economically important group of beneficial insects in the agri-environment. Entomologist & livestock farmer Sally-Ann Spence, a founding member of Dung Beetles for Farmers will be focusing on our […]

Lecture
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Dung Beetle Safari

Speaker's Corner

Join us on a tour of dung pats hunting for dung beetles. Dung beetles are vitally important insects improving the quality and structure of soil, cleaning pastures, reduce parasite burdens in livestock and providing a variety of other crucial services. Changes to agricultural practices and intensification have had significant impacts on them; particularly wormer use […]

Demonstration
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