Sutherland MF Meeting Reports 2019

Last modified: 
27th March 2020

Meeting Reports 2019.

February 2019  meeting report, please click  here.

March 2019  meeting report, please click here

June 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 Presentation


The final meeting of the Sutherland Monitor Farm took place in December 2019. Click here for the presentaiton


In July the Nina Clancy of RSABI highlighted what they could offer to farmers and shared the five ways to well being. Michael Blanche discussed autumn grazing management and its importance to spring grass yield and quality. The GrasscheckGB project linked well into this as two Sutherland community group members are GrasscheckGB Pilot farms with this week's bulletin distributed. Vic and Jason gave a farm update and demonstrated the value of some of the innovation projects in progress. 


At the June meeting attendees had the chance to hear from Trevor Cook as he highlighted the benefits of managed grazing and discussed parasite control including anthelmintic resistance.


In March Bob Simpson shared his experience of collaborative ventures with the meeting. Kev Bevan from SAC outlined the implications for profitability of the scenarios suggested by the community group at an earlier meeting. SAC budgeting tools are available  on the FAS website and an example from Clynelish is here..  Vic and Jason gave a farm update


The first meeting of the year at Sutherland featured James Bretherton of Agscope Ltd. discussing  soil management including structure, health and analysis and running a soil clinic.