Spreading gypsum on pasture


Livestock Farmer
Does anyone do this on grazing ground? We’ve got low to very low calcium levels here, think it would help.

What kind of rates do you put it down at?
I spread some on sheep ground back in spring.

You will need to be very confident of the purity of the product. You don’t want to be using recycled stuff that can be delivered with any and all types of rubbish included.

I don’t get involved with gypsum very often but each time I do it seems difficult to get hold of a quality product. And when I do, farmers seldom want to pay for it, preferring to buy a heap of something they know very little about.

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...