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Resilience of the Hill Flock – event summary

7 February 2017

Hill sheep farmers attended an open meeting in a local hotel in Tomintoul. An enthusiastic group who engaged in questions, sharing concerns and raising awareness of own experiences.

The meeting was split into a morning and afternoon session, split with lunch in between.

The morning session included presentations on the following:

  • Nutrition of the hill ewe
  • Ailments of the hill flock (inc. practical demo of liver/ heart inspection for parasites)
  • Sheep record keeping/ tagging – cross compliance

The afternoon session included presentations on the following:

  • Biodiversity on the hill
  • Wintering options
  • Flock monitoring – getting to know your figures

This was good technical meeting, with excellent comments from farmers in the feedback provided – a few of the presentations can be found below.

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