North Ayrshire MF Meeting Reports 2019

Last modified: 
27th March 2020

Meeting Reports 2019

January 2019 meeting report, please click here.

Febuary 2019 meeting report, please click here.

June 2019 meeting report, please click here.

September 2019 meeting report, please click here

Business Group December 2019 meeting report, please click here

December 2019 meeting report, please click here

Final Meeting report, please click here

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Those who attended the December meeting discussed BREXIT and its impact on the livestock industry in South West of Scotland. Speakers for the evening was Kev Bevan (Senior Economist, SAC Consulting)


Those who attended the Augst meeting saw John demonstrate his new cattle EID and automatic dosing equipment. Attendees heard from Moredun who spoke about all things fluke and worms in cattle and sheep. Megan from SAC Vet Lab also presented about improving a calf crop and James from SAC discussed the grass trial results for the results please click here


In June the focus of the meeting was on grassland management and  rotational grazing including the grass mixtures trial results. There was a review of the barley cropping with Richard Bray of Agrovista. The growth rates and kill data of the cattle were discussed .


In February Girtridge Monitor Farm held their second open meeting of the project. This covered cattle handling, soils, grassland and sheep breeding


The January meeting started at Girtridge with community group members travelling through snow. John Howie showed the group the improvements to the ventilation in the cubicle shed and to the cattle handling system. John also gave an update on the Girtridge sheep flock performance.  and information on the breed types and sales. Karen Stewart discussed  cattle performance and rationing to and gave tips to improve production efficiency. Gavin Hill reviewed the Girtidge cattle enterprise and gave an update on the state of the beef industry