Shetland Monitor Farm meeting – June

The next meeting of the Shetland Monitor Farm is taking place at Ness Boating Club.

We have Jim Logan from Printaton Farm coming to speak to us. Printaton extends to 1,400 acres (570 ha) rising from 750ft to 1,700 ft and has a mixture of temporry and permanent grass with a significant area of rough grazing. Among other changes he has adopted rotational grazing which has allowed a significant increase in the size of his ewe flock.

Jim will be speaking about the process of change covering where his buisness was and where it is today.

We are heading to Scholland Farm to follow up on the forage crops that our Chairman, Jamie Leslie, has been experimenting with. Jamie will be speaking about:

  • fodder beet
  • deferred grazing
  • grass yen (yield enhancement network)

Derek will give an update on the farm business audit and the innovation funding

Kirsty and Aimee will give an update on what has happened on Bigton Farm since the March meeting including, lambing, calving and trials planned for this year.

For further information about the event or to book a space, contact Graham Fraser on 01595 693520 or email

More information can be found here.