A Carmarthenshire farm will be hosting a Farming Connect event focusing on flock and forage management.

Joining the event is Lesley Stubbings, sheep consultant who will be discussing the importance of monitoring flock performance, the change in flock management at the demonstration farm at Glanmynys, and review yearly performance data.

HCC will also be joining to discuss their Welsh Lamb Meat Quality project that Glanmynys is part of, as well as Francis Dunne, Field Options, who will be discussing next year’s reseeding and forage crops options.

Glanmynys, near Llandovery, is part of the Farming Connect Demonstration network, working on optimising liveweight gain from forage, rectifying trace element shortfalls in soils, utilising EID to monitoring cattle performance and investigating the value of growing forage crops as break crops.

The site is a 202-hectare beef and sheep holding farmed by the farm owner, Carine Kidd, and her share farming partner, Peredur Owen.

The farm supports a flock of 700 Welsh and Aberfield x Welsh ewes, with the majority lambing outdoors between April 1 and May 1. A herd of 25 suckler cows, mostly Simmental-crosses, calve in the spring and the autumn but numbers will be reduced this summer to grow the sheep and growing cattle enterprises.

Calves are sold direct from the farm or at livestock markets. The business rears 40 Aberdeen Angus yearlings.

To book your place, register here by 11am on Thursday, August 11, or for further information, contact menna.williams@menterabusnes.co.uk