On Track For Progress – Hurlford


Cow tracks and the improvements they can make to grazing management and efficiency are becoming increasingly important.

When installed and used correctly farm businesses can see increased profits as a greater mass of forage is made available and higher quality grass can be grown. Farmers can also see improved efficiency in their time with cows conveniently migrating from steading to paddock with minimum stress.  Tracks reduce the potential for environmental damage, they allow for more control options in grazing strategies and they are hugely beneficial to cow foot health and animal welfare.  However, there’s a lot more to installing a network of cow tracks than using any old stone and a JCB!

Key Speakers

  • Lorna MacPherson, Senior Dairy Consultant, SAC Consulting
  • Wallace Hendrie, Netherland Farm
  • Alexander Pirie, SAC Consulting
  • James Orr, SAC Consulting

Topics for discussion

  • The correct methods of constructing and maintaining cow tracks
  • How to manage lameness in the herd
  • Practical locomotion scoring
  • Dairy herd nutrition at grass
  • Improved grazing with cow tracks

If you are involved in grazing dairy cattle and are looking to improve dairy performance this is a must-get-to meeting to get an insight into an exemplar farm that is using cow tracks.  Join us at Netherland Farm, Hurlford.

Please use the booking form below to secure your place and to help us arrange catering.  Clean footwear suitable for disinfecting is required to ensure biosecurity for the farm visit.

This is the last in a series of meetings about cow tracks for farmers in the South West of Scotland.  Details of the other meeting dates and locations can be found on the links below.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.