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CUT COSTS BY MAKING THE MOST OF MUCK AND SLURRY

The Programme:
Slurry, farmyard manure and dirty water are all valuable by-products of dairy farms. The recently refreshed AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) shows that muck is worth £9.20/tonne and a cubic metre of slurry has a value of £3.20 in NPK alone.
The new guide helps calculate soil nitrogen supply using the field assessment method and changes grassland nitrogen recommendations to focus on target yield.
Join us to find out how RB209 can help exploit the financial potential of your slurry and manure.
What we will cover:
• How best to store and use slurry and muck to release their true value
• Using AHDB Slurry Wizard to calculate volumes produced and storage capacity
• How to produce a NutrientManagement Plan
• Techniques for cost effectiveapplications
• Compliance with regulations
• Update on local grants, projects and initiatives
Who should attend? Farmers responsible for on farm nutrient management

DATES

Tuesday 23 January 2018 10:45 – 14:15
(lunch and refreshments included)
Blue Dial Farm, Allonby, Maryport CA15 6PB (By kind permission of Joseph Hetherington)
Speakers: Chris West – WCRT and David Ball – AHDB – Farm has an AD plant run by Solcap

Wednesday 24 January 2018 10:45 – 14:15
(lunch and refreshments included)
Newton Rigg College, Sewbournes Farm, Penrith CA11 0AH
Speakers: Chris Turner – CSF and David Ball – AHDB

Thursday 25 January 2018 10:45 – 14:15
(lunch and refreshments included)
High House Farm, Wilton, Egremont CA22 2PJ (By kind permission of Terry Dixon)
Speakers: Ruth Mackay – WCRT and David Ball – AHDB –
Farm has slurry lagoon with cover

The cost of attending this meeting is funded via your levy.
To find out more or book a place, please contact the KE Events hub on
01904 771216 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk.
Please bring a clean pair of wellington boots to help with the biosecurity
and out of respect to the host’s farm business.

Joining Aspatria Farmers

We always welcome new farmer members and as well as talking to our team please feel free to complete the attached New Members Form and mail it to us with your cheque and we will handle it from there!

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