Hear from three women on the West coast of Scotland who are running agroecological enterprises producing eggs and pastured chickens. Gilly Dixon-Spain from The Sailean Project on the Isle of Lismore, Jenny Macdonald from Woodside Arran Farm on the Isle of Arran, and Jill Russell from Ramstane Farm in East Ayrshire.
Topics for discussion will include:
Regenerative or Holistic grazing with poultry
Designing mobile hen coops
The challenges of poultry regulations and how to work with them!
Setting up on-farm slaughtery
Scaling up your egg enterprise
How to approach direct sales, wholesale, and public procurement
For more info on pasturing poultry, have a look at this blog that Gilly wrote about how they do it at The Sailean Project.
It is part of a series on Low input livestock which is funded by the Scottish Government to empower women to share knowledge and skills that support a transition to agroecology.
This is a partnership project with the Landworkers’ Alliance, Soil Association Scotland, Food and Farming Countryside Commission, Pasture Fed Livestock Association and the Nature Friendly Farming Network. Between January and March 2022 we are running 15 online and in-person free events designed to appeal to a wide range of farmers and crofters. Full details of all the events is available here.
The Landworkers’ Alliance is a union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers. Our mission is to improve the livelihoods of our members and create a better food and land-use system for everyone.