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Better Use of Grassland Could Save UK Agriculture Over £1.6bn Each Year

June 13, 2018 |

This article was originally published on Farming Life

“Better use of grassland could save agriculture over £1.6bn each year. That was the message being delivered at Westminster by Dr Sinclair Mayne, CEO of AFBI, Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute.

Dr Mayne was at Westminster presenting to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture. Dr Mayne commented: “A renewed focus on grassland management and the use of new technologies can significantly improve farm profitability whilst reducing nutrient loss to the environment and enhancing carbon sequestration from grassland.”

Whilst grasslands account for around 70% of agricultural land in the UK, it is widely accepted that the full potential of grassland is rarely achieved in farming practice on the majority of UK livestock farms…”

Read on at: Farming Life.

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