A Marathon of fencing is being installed at Mulgrave Estate
You may have seen lots of new fencing being constructed around Mulgrave Estate recently. Our contractors have been busy installing approximately 26 miles (equivalent to the length of a marathon!) of new fencing to allow for various grazing management to be undertaken on the Estate’s grassland and woodland holdings. Prior to the work we had lots of old fence lines that had either been patched up or fallen into disrepair altogether. Without good fences, stock fields become un-grazed which leads to the detriment of the grassland. The fences have been constructed from wooden posts and sheep netting to enclose the fields.
John Beech, Asst Rural Surveyor at the Estate commented, ‘It literally has been a marathon to get all of the work done in time for the grazing season. We have more to do over the Summer and into next Winter, but ensuring our boundaries are in good condition means we have secure grazing plots and we can bring some of the key habitats that we have across the Estate back into positive management’.
Some of the fencing is being part funded under the various Agri Environment Schemes that Mulgrave Estate have successfully applied for.