Beef Cattle

In 2014, Scottish cattle farmers generated a turnover of £837m, some 27.5% of all Scottish agricultural output, from the sale of animals for meat production and breeding.  71% of the cows in Scotland are beef cows and only 29% are dairy cows.  This is the highest ratio of beef to dairy cows among the countries of UK and Europe. (QMS)


One Born Every Minute – a calving practical guide

FAS Practical Guide – One Born Every Minute

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Calving the Suckler Cow video guide

Along with our video guides, you can also download our calving practival guide, One Born Every Minute here.  

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AgriBusiness News November 2018

AgriBusiness News November 2018

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Farm Management Handbook 2018/2019

The 39th edition of the Farm Management Handbook is an essential tool for any progressive farm business, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information for farmers, rural professionals, students…

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