Handling systems for cattle and sheep are often labour intensive and a mis-match of old and new.
Dr Simon Turner, SRUC expert in handling systems, will lead this workshop. He will present recent research on cattle behaviour and how that affects;
- How systems are designed for improved animal welfare
- Reduced labour inputs
- Better health and safety
He will then lead a practical session which will design a new cattle handling system at Borneskitaig Township.
Janette Sutherland, SAC Consulting, Portree, will lead discussion on funding support and sheep handling systems.
Suitable outdoor clothes and footwear are essential.
Booking is essential for both catering and securing a limited place.
Bookings are no longer available for this event.
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