Farmers share know-how

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Myerscough College has been working with local farms in an effort to raise standards, improve performance and share fresh ideas and information.

The Rural Team, based at the college’s Bilsborrow campus, is about to complete a project which has seen a number of “knowledge transfer” events for livestock farmers as part of the RDPE Northwest Livestock Programme.

The latest phase of the four-year scheme has focused on the Hartley family’s dairy farm at Mason House, Bashall Eaves, near Clitheroe, and Sanderson’s beef and sheep farm at Lower Highfield Farm, Halton, near Lancaster.

Local farmers have been able to track changes and see improvements made over the last four years, with the key goal of improving farm performance and sharing new ideas and information. The latest “monitor farm” project is now coming to an end and to mark this open days, including one in Lancaster on June 25, will showcase the achievements in yield and changes made by the farmers involved and enable them to share lessons learned.

Call Robert Burrow or Michelle Fare at Myerscough College to book a place on 01995 642 206.