The potential to increase profitability by meeting processors’ carcase specification requirements will be one of the focus areas of the next meeting of the Borders Monitor Farm on Wednesday 26 September.
The next North Ayrshire Monitor farm meeting on 12 September will focus of the important, but sometimes sensitive, subject of succession planning.
At the meeting, which will be held at Auchens Restaurant, Dundonald, and begin at 7.30pm, Heather Wildman from Saviour Associates will highlight the advantages of planning for the future and suggest ways of approaching the process for farming businesses.
Borders farmer Jim Logan, whose business is benefitting from major changes put in place in recent years, will be one of the speakers at the next Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting on Tuesday 11 September.
Forage crops and pasture management are set to be the focus of the next Shetland Monitor farm meeting on Saturday 25 August.
Monitor Farm Community Group Chairman, Jamie Leslie, will host the meeting at Scholland Farm.
Mr Leslie, who farms in partnership with his father John with help from brother Alistair, cousin Steven, wife Louise, and his three children, runs 850 ewes and over 70 cows. He also contract farms at Sumburgh Farm.