Come along and learn more about why Sam has been awarded livestock Soil Farmer of the Year 2021.
Sam Vincent farms 130ha in Dorset, running a dairy herd of 100 cows and followers. He transitioned to organic in May 2018, and all of his land is down to permanent pasture. Sam impressed the judges with his ability to make a regenerative system work on a dairy farm with permanent pasture. Using the cattle as a tool, he has improved the diversity in his pastures by adapting his grazing management from a traditional New Zealand paddock grazing system to a mob grazing approach which he follows now. This has improved his soil health, the resilience of his fields and the ability to provide grazing for extended periods.
Sam will be hosting a farm walk on the 22nd July starting at 6.30pm. The event will be run in a COVID secure manner, and as such although the event is free to attend, booking is essential. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a chance to hear more from Sam about his grazing system, youngstock management, maintaining diversity in permanent pastures and much more. Don’t miss out, book your place today!
Venue: Rookery Farm, Leigh, Sherborne, Dorset, DT96JA
Date: Thursday 22nd July, 6.30pm.
Book your place by contacting Becky on 07875 356611 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org