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Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust: Free Event - Out-wintering Cattle on Woodchip Pads

News Date: 08.02.2010

Out-wintering Cattle on Woodchip Pads
High Tor Farm, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 4UA
By kind permission of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and Andrew Danvers, Tenant Farmer
Friday 26th February 2010 from 10.30am until 1.30pm
Join EBLEX and DairyCo at this informative event discussing the pros and cons of out-wintering cattle on woodchip pads. Delegates will see how the pads are working on farm, and hear from experts on pad design, planning requirements and recent research on environmental impact, and cost implications.
10.30am Registration and refreshments
11.00am Introduction Mary Vickers (EBLEX Beef Scientist) and Neil Pilcher (Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust)
11.05am Tour of the out-wintering area highlighting the benefits and drawbacks of woodchip pads with Mary, Neil and Andrew Danvers, Tenant Farmer
12.05pm Planning Requirements. Phil Plant, ACORUS
12.15pm Research on woodchip pads. Ken Smith, ADAS
12.45pm Lunch with the opportunity to ask questions
1.30pm Close
To register for your FREE place, please ring Hellen or Sandra on 0870 609 1840 or email brpevents@eblex.org.uk.