SWFC’s Anna Heaton is thrilled to receive an Honorary Life Membership with the Pasture Fed Livestock Association on their 10th birthday
The Pasture Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) celebrated its 10th anniversary as a Community Interest Company on 21 March—and SWFC’s Anna Heaton was awarded Honorary Life Membership for her contribution to developing the PFLA’s Pasture for Life Standards!
Anna has been working with PFLA since April 2011; during that time has seen the organisation grow to become an amazing community—including farmers, consumers and other like-minded organisations.
The Pasture for Life standards, which initially only covered beef cattle, have been reviewed and revised several times and now cover all ruminants producing both meat and dairy products. The scope of the standards has also moved beyond simply what is fed to the animals to wider issues—including animal welfare, land management and biodiversity.
We know that it can be a challenge for farmers to move their livestock to Pasture for Life diets. Becoming a member of the PFLA does not mean you immediately have to become certified, and the online forum and webinars (and farm walks when we can start holding them again) are an incredible resource for any farmer interested in learning more.
But SWFC is also happy to help those who want a more individual approach to planning a transition to 100% Pasture for Life feeding. We can review your current feeding practice, as well as the quality and quantity of forages produced on-farm and grazing leys, and help you move towards Pasture for Life certification.
If you would like to discuss transitioning to Pasture for Life feeding, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Call for a no-obligation chat on 01503 220002 or send us a message via our Contact Page.