Borders MF Meeting Reports 2017
Meeting Reports 2017
May 2017 meeting report, please click here
June 2017 meeting report, please click here
August 2017 meeting report, please click here.
September 2017 meeting report, please click here.
November 2017 meeting report, please click here.
Associated Links and Presentations
At the sixth meeting on the 22nd November the group explored options for diversification including organic farming with Debs Roberts from Sopa, and deer farming with John Goffin to complement the existing beef and sheep enterprises. Gross margin analyses and partial budgets were discussed, and in the farm update silage analyses for the farm this year were shared to guide feeding this winter.
At the fourth meeting soil structure and management were highlighted from the depths of a soil pit with Mark Hodgkinson pointing out the importance of understanding soil type and showed the group what good soil structure and drainage looks like. In the afternoon results from the business review were shared with the group and the way forward for the farm was discussed.
May 2017 where the focus was on rotational grazing.