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Tue, 25 Oct



NFFN NI: Farming for Resilience- Farming for Resilience (Cookstown)

Part of the NFFN NI: Farming for Resilience collection Learn how to achieve a production 'sweet spot' for your farm to increase profits, reduce costs and improve resilience.

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Time & Location

25 Oct 2022, 14:00 – 26 Oct 2022, 16:00

Cookstown, 33 Lower Kildress Rd, Cookstown BT80 9RN, UK

About the event

  • Are you worried about the rising costs associated with farming?
  • Are you concerned that your outputs won’t meet demands if you cut back on your inputs?
  • Did you know there is a ‘sweet spot’ where farming can be at its most profitable?

We call this spot Maximum Sustainable Output (MSO).

MSO  helps calculate the spot at which your farm is at its most profitable.  It considers the carrying capacity of your land based on your farm's  geography, the fixed and variable costs of running a farm, and the point  at which inputs maximise your outputs to farm more efficiently.

NFFN  NI have recently secured funding from DAERA’s Environment Fund to  calculate the MSO on farms throughout Northern Ireland and we are  looking for farmers to get involved in this project.

Join us 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday, 25 October if you want to:

  • Learn more about farming more profitably from Chris Clark of Nethergill Associates
  • Hear how MSO has benefitted a local farmer here in Northern Ireland
  • Hear how you could get  a free MSO survey for your farm(normally costing up to £7,000)
  • Network with other local farmers
  • Meet members of the NFFN NI team.
  • Receive a copy of our 'What is MSO?' booklet and the 'Nature Means Business' report by NFFN.

We  have many knowledge transfer events planned throughout 2022/23 for  farmers looking to become more resilient, increase their profits and  reduce their costs. These events are run exclusively in Northern  Ireland. Sign up as a member and follow us on social media for updates  on our events schedule.

Full events schedule:

  • Farming for Resilience, Cookstown, Tuesday 25 October, 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Farming for Resilience, Antrim Hills, Wednesday 26 October, 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Improving Soil Health, Mount Stewart, Monday 7 November, 9.30 am – 5 pm
  • Improving Soil Health, Crom Estate, Tuesday 8 November, 9.30 am – 5 pm
  • Save the date: Sustainable Grazing, Friday 16 December
  • Save the date: Whole Farm Planning for Sustainable Agriculture, Tuesday, 10 January

View all events here.

Who is Chris Clark?

Our  speaker, Chris Clark, is a Partner in Nethergill Associates, a business  management consultancy currently assisting farm businesses within the  UK. He is co-author of The Less is More report, which originally  involved analyses of 43 farms and has since been expanded upon. To date,  Chris has worked with over 150 farms, with 50 more contracted in 2023.

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