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John Howie

Improved handling systems and electronic identification (EID) in cattle has helped Girtridge Farm in North Ayrshire to become safer and more efficient whilst helping to improve cattle performance.

Cab Sec visit lothians monitor farm

Increased profitability and reduced reliance on direct support payments, alongside increasing environmental sustainability are just a few of the key messages that are being highlighted in a new video as part of the Monitor Farm Scotland Programme.

Fodder beet offers many potential benefits to livestock producers in Scotland, the largest of which is the yield potential, which is larger than any other forage crop grown in the UK.

Victoria and Jason Ballantyne, Clynelish

Autumn pasture planning and management will be the focus of the next Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting to be held on Tuesday 27 August.

The next Nithsdale Monitor Farm meeting on Wednesday 21 August will be a learning journey to Selkirk to visit Oakwood Mill farm and Bowhill Estate with both farms to highlight how collaboration has benefitted their businesses.

 

The Budges Bigton Shetland Monitor Farm

The next Shetland monitor farm meeting on Saturday 17 August will focus on fighting fluke in livestock.

 

Fodder Beet

Fodder beet offers many potential benefits to livestock producers in Scotland, the largest of which is the yield potential, which is larger than any other forage crop grown in the UK.

The Angus monitor farm community group will be heading south this week to share best practice in the arable and livestock sectors by visiting three local farms.

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