Sarah’s research interests encompass developing more efficient forage-based ruminant production systems which result in consistent, high-quality products for the consumer whilst also safeguarding the environment.
She is currently leading the Cell Grazing project which aims to evaluate the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of traditional set-stocked grazing in comparison to a management intensive grazing system known as ‘techno-grazing’.
“Techno-grazing is a management system based on the principle of ‘graze and rest’, where animals are fenced into a small area at very high stocking density and are rotated to new pastures every day or two.”
“Plenty of anecdotal evidence on farm suggests techno-grazing can improve productivity per hectare whilst yielding greater biodiversity and higher carbon sequestration in the soil – but there is little scientific evidence of this. If our research supports the claims then clearly it will be a win-win.”
REAP 2021: Changing Time(s) for Agriculture – 10th November 2021
Imagine a world where agriculture is not constrained by time. The ability to manage and manipulate time is increasing and REAP 2021 will explore the advances in technology and breakthroughs in science that is making this possible.
REAP brings together people from across the agri-tech ecosystem who believe that innovation is the engine for change. The conference bridges the gap between producer needs and technology solutions and showcases exciting agri-tech start-ups.