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BCVA Webinar - Grass – What veterinarians need to know - Non-Members

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George Fisher will take you through why grass is so important in livestock farming, how it grows and how farmers manage it, the contribution grass makes to milk and meat production, the costs and benefits and what the future of grass farming in the UK might hold.

The session will attempt to provide vets with some of what they need to know in order to have a conversation with clients about grass on the farm.



  • The importance of grass in cattle production.
  • How grass grows and how it is managed.

  • The contribution of grass to producing milk and meat.

  • The costs and benefits of grass in the farm business.

  • What the future for grass growing looks like for farmers



George Fisher:

  • 1985 – 1997 Grassland researcher at SRUC (grass growth and utilisation, trace element nutrition, grass-based wildlife habitats).

  • 1998 – 2007 Feed and Fertiliser industries (agronomy, product and business development, marketing).

  • 2008 – 2010 Head of Knowledge Transfer, AHDB Dairy.

  • 2011 – present – Independent consultant (grassland, soils, livestock, environment, LEAN management).

9th Mar 2021 - 1st Jan 1970
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