McDonald’s UK AMP Grazing Project
The McDonald’s FAI AMP project looks to gain valuable insight into what Adaptive Multi Paddock (AMP) grazing looks like on a successful commercial UK beef system. AMP is a regenerative grazing technique that works with nature by placing cattle and their managers within the natural environment, mimicking natural processes in order to achieve more resilient farming systems. In 2020, FAI transitioned the beef enterprise over to AMP grazing and over the subsequent 4 years are collecting the detailed ethical, environmental and economic metrics to understand and document the impact of this novel grazing system.
Building upon our experiences and the progress demonstrated at the FAI farm, the McDonald’s FAI AMP project is creating a training platform that will help industry and other producers move UK beef production towards systems that give back to, and regenerate, our landscape.
Our latest AMP Project Update:
Tackling the Farm’s ‘Red Flags’
In our second video we demonstrate what AMP grazing means in practice and how it can help us tackle the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.
Clare and her team are looking closely at the root cause of problems on the farm by spotting ‘Red Flags’ such as weeds and cases of New Forest Eye. Watch the video to find out how red flags can provide a deeper dive into what is really happening within the farm ecosystem.
To learn more about how FAI are planning to manage New Forest Eye regeneratively see our recent blog post.
McDonald’s FAI AMP Twitter Feed
This week @TheAHDB aligned with the ever knowledgable @dairyuk to input essential U.K. livestock facts to #UNFSS2021. I was reminded of the first trip back to farm hosted by @FAIfarms @HarrietWilson12. A prime example of driving as an industry towards sustainability goals. pic.twitter.com/83G0ZOoTXf— Rebecca (@MumaMiah) May 14, 2021
The beef industry and many other industries from the #food sector are under extreme pressure to take further steps for a #sustainable food system. Now, @McDonaldsUK and @FAIfarms have created a commercial regenerative beef farming system. https://t.co/dQaQl9vtaP— Food Entrepreneurs (@FoodpreneursCOM) March 2, 2021