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Cut and Chew: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire

Location:Sites across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Habitats:Wetland, Heathland, Grassland, Woodland

Livestock:Various breeds of sheep, Various breeds of equines, Various breeds of cattle

In brief:‘matchmaking service’ for grazing land and livestock

Contact:Laura Downton

Tel:01234 364213

Cut&Chew was established in order to facilitate contact between graziers and landowners, encourage the re-establishment of grazing animals on neglected grasslands and support local grazing.

Aims of Cut&Chew:
  • Match owners and managers of land in need of grazing with potential graziers in the local area.
  • Provide a local information directory on advice sources and support sources (e.g. vets, fencing contractors/suppliers, livestock transport and haulage, training and other relevant issues).
  • Provides grazing management and livestock management advice.
  • Advice on conservation grazing for wildlife.
Stock and land owners can register details of their land or livestock requirements for free on the Cut&Chew website by clicking on Register Stock or Register Land and filling in a few questions. This information is then put into the Grazing Exchange page on the website which can be viewed by potential graziers or land owners/managers.

So if you are based in either Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire or Northamptonshire and have under-grazed grasslands or animals available to graze sites, then please register free on Cut&Chew or contact Laura Downton (email: or Tel: 01234 364213).

Cut&Chew is supported by Natural England through the Countdown 2010 Biodiversity Action Fund.