Moving to forage-only finishing and outdoor lambing has ensured a commercial sheep flock remains a key feature of an expanding mixed farm business.  After 10 years of intensifying grazing regimes, including moving to all grass wintering (cell grazing) in 2013 and minimising spring vet and med costs through outdoor lambing, Michael and Graham Rutherford are now addressing fixed costs. The pair, in partnership with father George, have used AHDB Stocktake and the Newcastle University’s Farm Business Survey (FBS) to rigorously […]