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ELECTRIC FENCING SYSTEMS

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At the hub of Rotmell Farming you'll also find an electric fencing specialist called Powered Pasture. Powered Pastures ethos centres around maximising profit from pasture management whilst maintaining soil health. Recording sward growth, managing stocking densities and optimising animal live weight gains.

They offer a range of high-quality innovative products that cater for your grassland needs, helping you to easily manage your on-farm system.

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Powered Pasture was formed by Alex Brewster shortly after taking part in the QMS Grazing Group initiative as a host farm.

Thanks to the advice gained from individuals such as John Bailey and Michael Blanche, Alex discovered his passion for grass and the potential profit to be gained, so started considering subdividing his farm into paddocks.

Alex saw the potential in a system modelled on farming practices which are common place in New Zealand...he had the grass, he had a vision, he needed equipment!

Realising the expense and challenges in sourcing equipment in Scotland, Alex spoke directly to suppliers and quickly started to purchase and import equipment from overseas, whilst also beginning to manufacture certain items in the UK.

Several of his fellow grazing group farmers were also keen to source the equipment, and from here Powered Pasture was born.

Powered Pasture started as a family farming business looking to deliver cost effective but profitable solutions. Interestingly all the companies we have chosen to work with share this same ethos, it is at the heart of what we do.

At the home farm we are currently subdividing 500 hectares and are working daily with our products, giving us the perfect test bed for individual products.

Given the flexibility of the systems, we are continually looking to develop our product range with reliable and durable products which will ultimately meet the demands of UK farming.

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Mob Grazing at Rotmell Farm

The power of pastural sub-division through the use of electric fencing allows us to maximise animal impact, whilst encouraging rest and re growth above and below ground. This subsequently promotes the build of healthy soils through the inclusion of organic matter.

For cattle grazing our paddock are split into four, ½ Ha sections using reels, braided wire and Gallagher Ringtop posts and are mob grazed on a 24-hour time frame. This method helps us to utilise our feed cover here at Rotmell Farm by encouraging intense grazing and trampling of the crop. Other benefits along with soil health include increase of water retention, and capturing of carbon.

For us using electric fencing is key for a successful system. It helps us to monitor and manage our grazing platforms and continuously improve out pasture.

For more information on our grazing systems email a member of out team today!
If you would like to find out more about the electric fencing we use click on the link below. 
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