Mob grazing and hedgerows for livestock

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2017 Case study 3
Mob grazing and creating new hedgerows for livestock shelter in Cumbria, case study

Read our case study on sheep farmers Nic and Paul Renison who are planting new hedges and trees to provide shelter and to support their mob grazing system.

Cannerheugh Farm, situated on the edge of the Pennines in Cumbria, can be cold and exposed.  Farming up to 1000 sheep and 100 cattle on a mixture of rough grazing and improved pasture the Renison’s have introduced mob grazing (rotational grazing) to help improve the productivity of the farm.  Smaller paddocks with hedges for shelter have a longer grass growing season and help to reduce lamb mortality.