The Myerscough College Ag Net Zero Challenge


Twelve months ago, the Myerscough College Farms started their journey to Net Zero. A carbon audit was completed to determine CO2 emissions from the farm. Mitigating measures were implemented – the results of which will be demonstrated at this event. This is part of an ongoing journey – we invite you to follow us on our journey to Net Zero!


Myerscough College, Lodge Farm, Bilsborrow, Nr Preston, PR3 0RT


Thursday 27th October 2022


10:00 – 14:30 BST

10.00am Arrival, Registration & Coffee

10.30am Introduction by Andrea Gardner, Director Farm Operations and Innovation.

Morning Session – 10.40 – 12.00.

Chris Martin (Agronomist) Introduction to soil health to provide practical solutions to build good quality soils with appropriate structure, chemistry and biology. Such soils are essential for future crop and livestock production, farm profitability and the long-term sustainability of farming. Giving an oversight to Myerscough College soils and the impact on carbon within the enterprise.

Following soil testing, texture mapping and data analysis at Myerscough College Farms, Richard Dulake & John Ball Agrovista will demonstrate how precision agricultural can reduce carbon improve farm profitability and reduce carbon usage on farm

Demonstration of the Harvest Laboratory and Constituent Sensor utilising data to reduce your carbon foot print from improved fertiliser management enabling better financial returns.  Tim Hodkinson & Andrew Hodgkinson. Cornthwaite Group/John Deere Group

12.00 – 12.45 Lunch break – refreshments served.

Afternoon Session – 12.45 – 14.15

Reducing Feed Waste: One of the most significant outlays at Lodge Farm is feed costs particularly feed waste. Myerscough College commissioned a Feed Waste Audit with Alltech which enabled further understanding of the value of underutilised feed inputs. This then enabled us to agree achievable targets, define clear actions to meet these targets and understand the return on investment for these action points. Bob Kendal, North Region Sales Manager, Alltech

A Carbon Consultation provided by ECO2 analysed the problematic areas of the carbon audit and provided solutions for us to respond to and reduce Myerscough Farms carbon footprint as efficiently as possible. Will Streatfield ECO2 Carbon Consultation.​

Practical demonstration of the self-propelled Keenan feeder with cutter head technology to deliver rapid loading of products leaving a clean, uniform pit face. Michael French, North Region Sales Manager, Keenan

Booking is essential:

Andrea Gardner
M: 07921020655

Chris Martin

Richard Dulake

Tim Hodkinson

Andrew Hodkinson

Bob Kendal

Michael French

Will Streatfield

John Ball


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