Discussion Groups

All our discussion groups have a local focus / topics, and all are based on an underlying emphasis on benchmarking and the use of physical and financial data to measure and assess performance. The number of meetings and the content varies between the different discussion groups.

In all cases the groups are professionally facilitated by a local consultant, skilled in managing meetings and programmes of meetings, with the objective that advice is relayed to the attendees.  The aim of each programme is to ensure that a range of topics are addressed and thereby create an integrated programme.

News

Podcast: Making a mark at the markets

In this podcast, Ross Mackenzie talks to Ian Tolmie, Managing Director of Dingwall and Highland Marts who gives valuable advice for those new to livestock marts, and what they should…

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Podcast: Muirburn on Common Grazings

This podcast is an interview with Alastair Culbertson Chairman of the Sleat General Grazings. It explores how the group have proactively organised muirburn in their grazings. This is to reduce…

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Podcast: Cattle handling systems on common grazings

In this podcast we hear from Dr Simon Turner of SRUC Dr Turner did a roadshow on cattle handling systems on Common Grazings in Lewis, Uist and Skye. Listen to Janette…

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AgriBusiness News April 2019

AgriBusiness News April 2019

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Video: Wild bird seed for pollinators

Optimise habitats for birds and bees by sowing out a wild bird seed and pollinator mix, to benefit pollinating insects, and farmland birds through the seasons. This video describes sowing…

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Women in Agriculture: Case Study – Helen Smith

Women in Agriculture: Case Study – Helen Smith

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