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New Entrants to Farming : Practical Livestock Topics – event summary

12 December 2016


A practical livestock meeting for New Entrants was held at SRUC Hill & Mountain research farm on Monday 12th December.

Attendees were talked through the farm policy and practices and discussed some of the current research trials including Targeted Worming on lambs.

We then held a practical session on Ewe Condition scoring where all attendees had a shot at condition scoring sheep.




A live demonstration of the handling facilities and EID automatic sheep shedder were well received.

Attendees then discussed sheep casting policies and looked at sheep feet & mouth issues.

We then moved to the cattle sheds and looked at the cattle handling system and discussed suckler cow management.




A follow up email was sent to the group with a link to a video produced by QMS showing body condition scoring of cattle.


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Related Downloads
Electronic Identification (EID) for Sheep Production
The use of EID tags is a mandatory requirement introduced in Scotland in 2010 to aid sheep traceability.
Taking a Targeted Approach to Worming Lambs
Resistance to worming medicines (anthelmintics) is increasing among Scottish sheep flocks. At present, 80% of lowland flocks and 55% of upland flocks show evidence of resistance.

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