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Next week’s meeting of the Sutherland Monitor Farm will focus on ewe management over the lambing period and also discuss which grass mixes could be sown to maximise grazing potential in the year ahead.

Farmers and crofters are invited to a free meeting, focusing on the management of pregnant ewes, at the Lochaber monitor farm, Strone, near Banavie on Thursday 9th March.

The Stodart family are hoping to welcome many local farmers to the first meeting of the Angus Monitor Farm on Monday 6 March.

The meeting will be held at Mill of Inverarity Farm, Forfar, Angus, DD8 2JY, from 10.30am to 3pm, with lunch will provided on farm. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. 

Farmers and others working in the industry are invited to a free meeting on the Nithsdale monitor farm, Clonhie, near Thornhill on Thursday 2nd March when lambing strategies and cow condition scoring will be among the main topics for discussion.

Corskie Farm hosted the first ever whole-farm Monitor Farm meeting for Morayshire on Wednesday 8 February.

Local farmers showed their support of the new Sutherland Monitor Farm last week, with over 50 attending its first open meeting.

More than 90 people attended the Lothians Monitor Farm launch meeting on Thursday 9 February. It is one of nine new Monitor Farms being established in Scotland as part of a joint initiative by QMS and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds with funding from the Scottish Government.

The Mitchell family, hosts of Border's new monitor farm, are looking forward to welcoming local farmers to their first open meeting next week.