Forrit seeks to help beef and sheep farmers improve the sustainability productivity and profitability of their business by identifying the opportunities within their systems, and taking change forward.
About Emily Grant
Founder of Forrit, Emily has worked in agriculture for over twenty years. Graduating with an honours degree in General Agriculture from the University of Edinburgh she worked for a feed company for a couple of years before returning to university to undertake a masters in Environmental Management.
In 1998 whilst studying, Emily started sheep farming as a new entrant with a trailer full of ewes, a seasonal let and a small PSYBT (Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust) loan.
Over time, and with a keen interest in genetics those ewes eventually developed into a flock of 250 maternally selected Texels. With production from pasture a core aim of the flock, the farm became an Innovis breeding partner producing Abertex and Abermax rams. The farm is now a specialist ram growing unit for Innovis contract growing tup lambs through to shearlings.
Emily most recently worked for Quality Meat Scotland as a Knowledge Transfer Specialist. She has a strong technical and business background in pasture-based sheep and cattle systems and has been lucky enough to work with progressive farmers who have been successfully making changes to their grazing management systems and improving their profitability.
Emily also has a keen interest in mixed species pastures and the multiple benefits they can bring to cattle and sheep production systems from a production, resilience and environmental perspective.