THE low level of outputs from extensive grazing systems can make carbon audits unattractive for upland farmers, but knowing your carbon footprint and storage potential could help you maximise opportunities from the new ELM Scheme and carbon-trading.

Many farmers are looking at their options in preparation for farming without BPS, by reducing inputs, encouraging soil-life to work for them and building soil carbon.

The Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership is looking at how it might help farmers do carbon foot-print assessments.

If you are interested please contact or 07548934282.

Meanwhile Cumbria National Farmers Union (NFU) are inviting farmers to their virtual County Forum on Thursday, April 15 at 7pm.

The main topic of the evening will be rural crime, there will be a short presentation from one of our National NFU team followed by a question time event for the Candidates hoping to be the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria.

All members are welcome, and if you would like to join the meeting please call 01695 554900 or email