Yorkshire student wins Best of British Farming Bursary

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August 30, 2016

Yorkshire student wins Best of British Farming Bursary

Louise BurdenA young Bishop Burton student has been awarded one of four national bursaries this autumn in an innovative Agrii scheme to encourage and reward those passionate about the future of British farming.

Foundation degree student, Louise Burden (20) from Dalton Magna near Rotherham has received grant of £1500 as part of the company’s Best of British Farming Bursaries designed to support courses of study and projects that further the knowledge and development of young farming professionals and  are of value to British farming as a whole.

She is putting her award to use in examining the value of a range of cover crops in supporting lamb finishing as part of her family’s arable contracting business.

“I’m keen to establish the best all-round cover crops for winter sheep grazing in arable rotations for our own farm use and to advise our customers,” Louise explained.

“I believe sheep have a valuable role to play in modern arable systems, and see cover cropping as an excellent opportunity for them to do so. But it’s essential the cropping meets the needs of both enterprises.

“I’m using the Agrii bursary to run my own trial with small paddocks sown to a range of potential covers over the coming winter to examine how best to achieve this.”