Posted: October 22, 2023

Argyllshire Winter Open Meeting – Thursday 26th October 2023

Fluke, Fanks, No Fence, and Forage Budgets – Farm Walk & Talk at Kinnabus Farm, Islay with Stuart Lamont (Farm Manager) and Dr Philip Skuce (Moredun)


10am – 3pm

Kinnabus Farm, Isle of Islay, Argyllshire, PA42 7AU

Event Programme


10.00am     Arrival with tea, coffee, and biscuits.

10.30am     Farm walk and talk with Stuart Lamont and Dr Phil Skuce

12.30pm     Depart Kinnabus Farm

1.00pm          Arrive at Ardbeg Distillery nr Port Ellen, PA42 7AE for lunch

1.45pm       How to calculate your winter forage budget

2.45pm          Close and depart

Join us for a farm walk and talk at Kinnibus Farm, Islay to find out how RSPB Farm Manager Stuart Lamont is taking a proactive approach to targeted control of Fluke. Dr Philip Skuce will share his extensive knowledge on determining fluke risk as well as wider environmental aspects of practical and sustainable liver fluke control.

As a RSBP reserve, conservation grazing is an integral part of the farm to protect species such as choughs and use a small number of Nofence cattle collars to manage the coastal grassland and heath whilst protecting the bird habitats. We will also be able to see the mobile farms mobile fank system.

The farm walk will be followed with lunch at Ardberg Distillery and a practical session on how to calculate your winter forage budget.



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