New Entrants Calendar
New Entrant's guide to forms and paperwork
If you're a new entrant and LMFs, SAFsor entitlements don't make sense to you, then have a watch of this video with an agricultural consultant who explains what they are and what you need to do and by when.
New Entrant's guide to pre-lambing nutrition
If you're a new entrant and are needing help and advice as you come up to lambing then we've got an easy guide to how you can support your ewes in the vital period leading up to it.
New Entrant's guide to soil sampling
When taking over new land it is important to determine the nutrient status of the soil as this ultimately drives grass and crop production and plays a large role in livestock performance. This short video demonstrates how to undertake soil sampling and what is required.
New Entrant's guide to nutrient budgeting
This short video explains how to interpret a soil analysis report and what role these nutrients play in maintaining good soil health which in turn maximises crop and livestock performance.
New Entrant's guide to post-lambing procedures
In this new entrant's guide, we look at post-lambing procedures and what you can do to support your lambs but also get them registered.
Are you new to keeping sheep and wondering when to shear your sheep? Or what to do with the wool after shearing? In this short video SAC Consulting's Willie Budge gives an overview of when to shear sheep, what to do with the wool afterwards and how to control and prevent blowfly strike. Read more>>
In this short video, Alistair Smith from Tinto Vets explains what pre-breeding checks should be carried out within the flock before the tupping season gets underway. Ensuring both ewe and tup health is optimum is key to maximising scanning percentages and profitability. Read more>>
In this short video SRUC VIO Megan Fergusson gives an overview of what you should be doing to prepare for housing and highlights the common health conditions including pneumonia that occur around this time of year, with practical tips to minimise the risk in your cattle. Read more>>
Rotational grazing increases the grass ultilisation on farm and leads to greater production of meat, milk, and wool per hectare, while also reducing feed and fertiliser requirements. In this video SAC sheep & grassland specialist Poppy Frater defines the 3-week, 3-day rotational grazing system and new entrant farmer Michael Blanche of Culteuchar Farm shares his experience of rotational grazing and his top tips for others getting started. Read more >>
2022 has been a year of many challenges; resilience and the ability to adapt quickly have been key to survival this year. We catch up with three SAC Consultants and one SRUC VIO to reflect on these main challenges and look forward to planning for 2023 to see what mitigations can be put in place now and where costs can be saved. Read more >>
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