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Andrew Marchant from Clonhie Farm, Nithsdale Monitor Farm

Identifying opportunities to safeguard farm businesses for the future will be the subject of the next Nithsdale Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday 7th February.

John Howie - Girtridge Farm

Suggestions to refine and improve efficiencies in cattle finishing systems will be under discussion at the next North Ayrshire Monitor farm meeting on Wednesday 30th January

Chris Cameron from Strone Farm, Lochaber's Monitor Farm

The benefits of investing in genetics and EID technology will be showcased at the next Lochaber Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday 31st January. The free meeting, which will be held at the Nevis centre in Fort William, will focus on some of the key areas for developing the suckler industry; selecting the correct genetics in your stock, bull management and how EID technology can help to monitor stock performance and aid management decisions.

Stuart, Lesley and Robert Mitchell

The next meeting of the Borders Monitor farm on Wednesday 23rd January will focus on developing a strategy for restocking Whitriggs with sheep. At the meeting, which will be held at the Auld Cross Keys Hotel at Denholm and begin at 10.30am, local farmers will be asked to discuss the options and the practicalities of restocking Whitriggs Farm, the Borders Monitor Farm, with sheep.

Chris Cameron - Strone Farm

Farming in one of the wettest parts of the UK brings with it a few challenges but a herd of pedigree Limousin cattle have adapted to the climate and are helping to improve margins at the Cameron family’s Strone Farm near Fort William.

Rob, Rory, Tom & Alison Stodart - Angus Monitor Farmers

Succession planning will be the focus of the next Angus Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday 10th January. Heather Wildman from Saviour Associates will emphasize the importance of dreams and goals, having  a vision for your future and solving succession issues early.

(l-r) Iain Green, daughter Laura Green and succession expert Heather Wildman

Succession is a sensitive but often-ignored subject for many farming families. Farmers were warned last week at the Morayshire Monitor Farm meeting that ignoring the topic could put their life’s work at risk.

Vic & Jason Ballantyne, Clynelish

Developing effective winter feed plans to maximise performance will be the focus of the next Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting on Wednesday 12 December.