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Northern Ireland: Visit NFFN NI Chair's Forthouse Farm

COME TO OUR FARM VISIT at Michael Meharg’s farm.

  • Where? Slievenacloy

  • When? 25th August at 6pm

The visit includes a walking tour to see the farm’s habitat management in action, including insight into a range of nature-friendly approaches with prescriptions under the Environmental Farming Scheme.

Across Forthouse Farm’s 120 hectares, 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).

Situated in the Belfast Hills with plenty of off-road parking, this farm visit offers superb views to the Mourne Mountains across Strangford Lough and it’s a great opportunity to meet other nature-friendly farmers.

This NFFN NI’s farm visit is the first in a series of on-farm tours available to our members. If you are not an NFNN member, sign up for free here.

To confirm your attendance, please email Jonathan at