Farming For Clean Air - Free Dairy Farm Exhibition

Farming For Clean Air

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Farm Open Day, Sep 7th 2021, University of Cambridge Farm
A free event for farmers: presentations, equipment exhibits and demonstrations designed to help them comply with Defra's Clean Air Strategy.

This exciting event will be run as two sessions, starting at 0930 hrs and 1300 hrs. Presentations by industry experts about regulatory changes and potential measures to meet the new requirements to reduce emissions. Opportunities to visit the University’s new Biolectric Farm Scale Anaerobic Digestion plant and slurry tower; the static exhibition; and working demonstrations of slurry/digestate application by tanker or umbilical, using trailing shoe and dribble bar applications. Innovative machinery. A sandwich lunch with coffee etc. will be available.

Net Zero farming goals may be in reach sooner than you think…

Clean air vehicles including the world’s first methane tractor, the UK’s first electric 4x4 off road vehicle and an electric telehandler will be on demonstration at the Farming for Clean Air event at Cambridge University’s Park Farm, Madingley on 7th September.

After months of lockdowns, with no meetings or agricultural shows, Anglia Rural Consultants are holding a field day like no other, where farmers and advisors can look at working machinery, peer at kit, kick tyres and ask awkward questions. In time out following harvest, they’ll also learn how to minimise the smell of slurry and help the planet.

The T6.180 Methane Powered tractor from New Holland, who pledged to be the clean energy leader in tractor manufacturing, will provide a demonstration at the event. New Holland’s David Redman commented that ‘’The T6.180 is ideally suited to road and field work on a farm with its own AD plant/biodigester that can be used as a fuel source, providing the opportunity to refill as required at very low fuel costs.”

Meanwhile the Spartan EV off road 4x4 is leading the way as a workhorse vehicle for farm duties, the first of its kind in the UK. MW Motors spotted a gap in the market following the discontinuation of the Land Rover Defender and plan to roll out the model from September. UK sales manager Rosh Mendis commented ‘The Spartan EV is the first true electric vehicle capable of handling off road and all terrain conditions, making it the ideal vehicle for the farm. We look forward to demonstrating the vehicle at the Clean Air for Farming event’.

Mary Dimambro, independent farm consultant said: ‘The UK has committed to reducing its ammonia emissions by a challenging 16% by 2030 and Defra has produced a Clean Air Strategy, laying out what agriculture has to do to help make that happen. There are some really significant changes that farmers need to know about, which we will discuss and demonstrate during this event.’ These include:

  • Low emissions spreading by 2025.
  • Cover slurry and digestate stores by 2027.
  • New design standards for livestock housing.
The Farming for Clean Air event will show farmers how to comply with demonstrations, access information and make best use of industry experts at hand.

Please register your interest at the following email address stating how many attending and AM or PM
[email protected]


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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...