Farmyard Pollution, Farmer Solution


As we move into autumn and the weather begins to turn, steading drainage, slurry storage and the ability to get out on the field are all considerations that will come to the forefront. Nothing raises concerns about slurry and water like slurry storage filling up! At Low Wardneuk farm, Ayrshire, Hugh Smith has used funding under the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) to support investment in much needed slurry storage capacity and will be discussing the process of applying, his expectations for how it will impact his business and the long-term plans for the farm. Also, with department officers requesting Risk Assessment for Manure and Slurry (RAMS) maps during farm inspections our special guest speakers from SEPA and SAC Consulting Ltd discuss preparing RAMS maps and their importance. We will also get an update on future funding for slurry storage, with opportunities to answer your questions on all things pollution related.

So join the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) at Low Wardneuk farm, Thursday 19 October from 11am. Lunch will be provided, please wear farm appropriate clothing and footwear.


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