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Avoiding Accidental Pregnancies In Young Heifers

17 June 2021

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  Every year we hear stories of unwanted pregnancies in heifer calves, an issue that creates a lot of work, cost and is a potential animal welfare issue.  As we…

Understanding the land

16 June 2021

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How biodiversity advice helped Threepwood Farm improve soil quality to benefit it’s wildlife In this podcast from the Farm Advisory Service (FAS), Colin Strang Steel, owner of Threepwood Farm in…

New Entrants with Added Value – Glenkilrie Larder

16 June 2021

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Andrew and Lauren Houstoun farm at Glenkilrie, a 2,500 acre hill farm at the bottom of Glenshee on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park in Highland Perthshire. Glenkilrie…

Grassland Management and Silage Making at Glensaugh

11 June 2021

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In this podcast Malcolm MacDonald speaks to Donald Barrie, farm manager at Glensaugh research farm, and Lorna Macpherson of SAC Consulting’s livestock team about grazing management and how to make…

Acquiring Land Through Contract or Share Farming Agreements

11 June 2021

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In this video in our series looking at advice and guidance for people who want to make a new start with agriculture, we’re talking contract and share farming agreements. What…

Acquiring Land Through Purchase

11 June 2021

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In this video in our series looking at advice and guidance for people who want to make a new start with agriculture, we’re talking how acquire land through purchase. What…

Acquiring Land Through Seasonal Land And Tenancy

11 June 2021

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In this video in our series looking at advice and guidance for people who want to make a new start with agriculture, we’re talking about how to find land.  What…

How To Source Finance

10 June 2021

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In this video in our series looking at advice and guidance for people who want to make a new start with agriculture, we’re talking how to source finance. What questions…

How To Set Up A Business

10 June 2021

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In the first of a new series, we’re looking at advice and guidance for people who want to make a new start with agriculture. We’ll have regular videos throughout the…

Best Practice Procedures For Making Baled Silage

8 June 2021

There are a number of important steps during the silage making process which can influence nutritional of the end product, impacting on livestock performance and cost of production. This factsheet gives advice on when to cut grass for silage, how long to wilt for, use of additives and handling and storage of bales. Environmental considerations of baled silage are also discussed including forage budgeting and type and amount of plastic used.



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