Lochaber MF Meeting Reports - 2018

Last modified: 
19th September 2019

Meeting Reports 2018

February 2018 meeting report, please click  here.

March 2018 meeting report, please click here 

June  2018 meeting report, please click  here

November 2018 meeting report, please click here.

Associated Links and Presentations

November 

The Monitor Farm meeting in November featured fluke control in sheep and an update on the lamb finishing project. A short video produced by Moredun was shown to highlight the key points of managing sheep to control liver fluke. The importance of forecasts was highlighted including the use of NADIS and SCOPS websites for updates. Matthew Colston from Elanco gave a presentation on practical aspects of  fluke control.  Mairi Thom from Crown Vets discussed the test results from lambs from five members of the community group. The full theme report from the trial is here.

June 

There was no sign of the  light drizzle  dampening the spirits of those attending the open day at Lochaber on 13th  June 2018. There was a chance to see the progress made by Chris and Malcolm Cameron almost half way in to the Monitor Farm Programme. There was an overview of the cattle enterprise, sheep enterprise and improvements in place for the grassland

March

The meeting on 15th March  focused on lamb finishing and on how best to manage the land recently acquired by Chris and Malcom. 

February 

The February meeting for Lochaber held at the Moorings included a workshop on the vision for the uplands and the report from the meeting is here. There were thought provoking presentations from SNH and from NFUS.  Interviews were recorded with the speakers. Please also see biographies of the speakers  and actions from a 2015 meeting on the topic. You may also be interested in a presentation on hill farming in Scotland by Davy McCracken.