About this event
Since 2001 FAI have farmed and operated 1200 acres of farmland in Wytham, Oxfordshire, mainly owned by the University of Oxford.
The farm runs c. 1200 acres of mixed land from species rich flood plain to herbal leys, supporting the breeding and finishing of cattle under the Pasture for Life scheme.
Today FAI are working with McDonalds on a pioneering project which looks to gain valuable insight into what Adaptive Multi Paddock (AMP) grazing looks like on a successful commercial UK beef system. AMP is a regenerative grazing technique that works with nature by placing cattle and their managers within the natural environment, mimicking natural processes in order to achieve more resilient farming systems. In 2020, FAI transitioned the beef enterprise over to AMP grazing and over the subsequent 4 years are collecting the detailed ethical, environmental and economic metrics to understand and document the impact of this novel grazing system.
Building on their experiences and the progress demonstrated at the FAI farm, the McDonald’s FAI AMP project will create a training platform that will help industry and other producers move UK beef production towards more sustainable systems.
This FREE farm walk is an exciting opportunity for you to experience a regenerative farming system in practice, with up to date research and results to support the theory.
10.30am – Meet and greet
11am – Introductions
11.15am – Farm walk (1 group in tour truck)
12.45pm – Lunch with soil slake test demo
1.30pm – Facilitated discussion on carbon/regen ag. Covering Mob grazing, established mixed herbal ley grazing, methods for measuring carbon and managing low reliance on inputs.
2.30pm – Conclusion
3pm – Everyone gone!
Please wear clean wellies and clothes for farm biosecurity reasons. We encourage you to do a COVID lateral flow test before and after the day. Please do not attend if you feel unwell.