The benefits of sheep in arable rotations

50 years ago sheep were considered highly useful on arable farms. They supported the rotation and helped keep weeds and cereal pests at bay, while adding manure and nutrients following crops could use. The report highlights many advantages of keeping sheep on arable farms, including their beneficial effect on soil health and structure, how they can help control difficult weeds like blackgrass and improve the yields of subsequent crops. The aim of this reoport is to offer ideas and guidance to arable farmers as well as sheep farmers looking for new places to graze their sheep.

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