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Feeding For Fertility In The Suckler Herd

4 May 2021

This Scottish Government funded project report details work involving 12 suckler herds where cow nutritional status was investigated by metabolic profiling over the 2020 calving period. Cows were blood sampled one month pre- and post-calving to identify whether energy, protein and mineral intakes were adequate. Information was also gathered on body condition score change and rations to help assess nutritional status and whether this could be linked to subsequent reproductive performance.

Agribusiness News – May 2021

The May 2021 edition of Agribusiness News is now available to download.  Along with the regular monthly articles on policy, cereals, beef, potatoes, sheep and milk, this month have policy…

Fox reaching to catch a carrion crow in a woodland area

Technical Note (TN742): Predator Control for Conservation

30 April 2021


Technical Note (TN742): Predator Control for Conservation Predator control is a long-established part of rural land management in Scotland, primarily for the protection of game and livestock. It can be…

Donald Barrie standing in front of wrapped silage bales

Maximising Forage Quality While Minimising Environmental Impact at Glensaugh

29 April 2021


Farm Manager Donald Barrie from Glensaugh Farm (James Hutton Institute) shares his management practices and top tips for making quality forage, while minimising the impact on the environment.

Reducing Stress in Cows at Calving

Improving cow comfort and reducing cow stress is now seen as a given route to improving production as well as animal welfare.  One of the most stressful times for the…

Ever Thought Of Pigs As A Commercial Opportunity – Rearing?

22 April 2021


Ross MacKenzie shares his experiences of rearing pigs.

Ever Thought Of Pigs As A Commercial Opportunity? – Breeding

22 April 2021


Janette Sutherland speaks to Ross MacKenzie about his work in the pig industry and setting up breeding units.

Ever Thought Of Pigs As A Commercial Opportunity?

22 April 2021


Andy McGowan from Scottish Pig Producers gives an overview of the Scottish pig industry.

Two’s Company Three Doesn’t Have To Be A Crowd

22 April 2021


Do you have your scanning results, too many triplets, dreading feeding pet lambs?  Considering breeding the hoggs or want to make a better job of it?  Then this is webinar…

New Entrants Newsletter Spring 2021

21 April 2021


The new entrants spring newsletter is now available, this includes a summary of what is planned for the coming year, a look back on last year’s highlights, information of FAS…

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