Nithsdale MF Meeting Reports 2017
At the 6th Nithsdale Monitor Farm Meeting on the 7th December, Gavin Hill of SAC Consulting presented an update for the cattle industry. Andrew Marchant gave an update on Clonhie since the last meeting. Rhidian outlined how to assess forage stocks and how to ration to meet livestock needs based on silage analysis and economic supplementation - crucial this year where silage stocks are low and in some cases of poor quality. The meeting report is here.
In October 2017 the Nithsdale Monitor Farm Meeting included a session on preparation for tupping for ewes and rams, an update on the lamb finishing trial and discussion on lamb marketing all available in a presentation , please click here for the report.
A review of the sheepmeat market was presented at the Nithsdale fourth Monitor Farm meeting on 27th July 2017 by QMS Senior Economist Iain MacDonald.
Dewi Jones outlined the benefits of selecting replacements on the basis of sound performance information and his presentation can be found here.
Scanning results for the 2017 lambing were presented at the meeting on 2nd March. The meeting also focussed on nutrition and body condition scoring of the suckler cow and silage analysis. The meeting report is here.