This was the second meeting of the Aberdeenshire Women in Agriculture group held at Scatterburn farm. Topics up for discussion on the day were grassland management, livestock vet and med, SGRPID inpsections and livestock management.
The livestock vet and med station proved ever popular with Andrew Littlejohn from Kirkton Vets going over routine vaccinations and wormers, and then moved on to a practical session on how to give cattle and sheep a general health check. He stressed the point it is getting more and more important nowadays to do faecal egg counts on your livestock to prevent unnecessary worming which can increase anthelmintic resistance.
On the day there was a very positive energy within the group and a good amount of discussion and questions were asked and over lunch the group networked well and shared knowledge with each other on the topics that had been up for discussion on the day.
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