Lothians MF Meeting Reports 2019

Last modified: 
7th April 2020

Meeting Reports 2019

May 2019 Arable meeting report, please click here.

May 2019 Livestock meeting report, please click here

February 2019 meeting report, please click here.

July 2019 meeting report, please click here 

October 2019 meeting report, please click here

Final Meeting report, please click here

Associated Links and Presentations


Attendees at Lothians October meeting held at Rosemains had a good discussion regarding the Collaborative Cattle Wintering project on the arable field at Prestonhall. AHDB gave an Arable Market Update, presentation can be found here .Lyn White from Forersty and Farming  gave a presentation on Integrating Trees on Farm. The presentation can be found here.  Rosemains Harvest Results 2019 click here. Jonny Williams presentation on Lamb Outlook  Autumn 2019 can be found here. Scottish Land & Estates discussed The New Planning Bill and the opportunities and challanges for farmers and land owners. For handout click here


In May 2019 the Lothians Monitor Farm ran two seperate meetiings for livestock and for arable producers.   At the arable focussed event Christina Clarke from ADAS highlighted the importance of rooting depth. The value of subsoiling for the improvement of soil structure was outlined in this smartsoil guide  Specific recommendations  from soil tests as part of the arable YEN can be found here. and includes soil health and nutrient inputs.  The review of the machinery and labour on farm was presented by Harry Henderson . At the livestock event Tom Stobbart discussed how his grazing system and business had developed as a result of his change in mindset.. The use of fodder beet as a winter feed at Saughland   was discussed with an article and figures and information here.  


The first meeting of 2019 covered a range of topics. Donald Ross the Scottish Arable farm of the year 2018 outlined how he got involved in the YEN project on his farm. Oliver McEntyre from Barclays bank gave a presentation on agricultural  lending and banking. The  meeting also included a presentation on learning and change on Monitor Farms from Sharon Flannagan from the James Hutton Institute.