Farm Visit – Forthouse Farm, Slievenacloy
Following our Nature Means Business conference, our NFFN steering group members will be hosting farm visits across the UK. This is a great opportunity to see farming with nature in action and these tours will provide an insight into how nature can positively impact business, through reduced inputs and improved natural capital. This is also a chance to meet other like-minded nature-friendly farmers!
All farm visits are free and spaces are limited. Book your place on any of the below farm visits by emailing Rhys – firstname.lastname@example.org. Name, email address and phone number will be required to book.
This farm tour offers plenty of discussion around High Nature Value (HNV) farming and ecosystem services. Across Forthouse Farm’s 120 hectares, NFFN NI’s Chair, Michael, runs a traditional ‘suckler cattle’ herd of Irish Moiled Cattle, which are a Rare Breeds Survival Trust focus species. The herd are ideally suited to graze natural grassland in a marginal setting, providing the perfect conditions for wildflowers, orchids, butterflies and moths, as well as fungi, birdlife, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Due to the species-rich grasslands and rare species found there, Fortfarm is recognised as an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI).