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Agribusiness News October 2022

Welcome to the October edition of Agribusiness News.  If you prefer to download this document then click the download button. News in brief Cost-of-living crisis dominates markets Twelve months ago,…

Buying Stock

30 September 2022


If you are a new crofter, or new to buying livestock, we have some wise words from Sarah Balfour on what to think about and how to navigate the auction…

Sheep Abortions – Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is the second most common cause of abortion in ewes in the UK behind EAE. This factsheet is part of the Sustainable Sheep Systems series and covers what causes…

Grazing Lambs for Productive Flocks

22 September 2022


In this webinar, recorded on 13th September, Daniel Stout and Poppy Frater of SACs GrazeUp discuss best practice management and grazing strategies for breeding ewe hoggs and finishing lambs for…

Grazing Ewes for Productive Flocks

22 September 2022


In this webinar, recorded on 8th September, Daniel Stout and Poppy Frater of SACs GrazeUp provide a recap on the grazing principals and discuss effective grazing management of ewes from…

Beef Cattle Grazing

Minimise Waste and Maximise Efficiency This Winter

22 September 2022


With rising costs facing producers this year SAC Consulting vet Tim Geraghty and SAC Consulting beef specialist Calum Smith discuss options to maximise efficiency this winter for cattle, and highlight…

Rural Roundup (21st September)

21 September 2022


In this fortnight’s edition of the Rural Roundup, we get the latest news from Tiffany Mactaggart and we speak to Sascha Grierson and Mark Bowsher-Gibbs about the benefits of the…

Cropcast – Better Use of Manures

21 September 2022


Welcome to CropCast, your go to podcast for all the latest information on arable crops. Each month, SAC advisor, Tiffany Mactaggart will be joined by a range of industry experts,…

Dry Cow Management for a Successful Transition into the Milking Herd

15 September 2022

This factsheet focuses on the non-nutritional factors that are important to help dry dairy cows achieve a trouble free-calving and successful transition into the milking herd.  

Marketing the Crop – Getting the Best Outcome for Your Crop

This year’s harvest has been both rapid and relatively cheap in terms of drying costs; all good news. The downside however is that stores will have been filled quickly and…

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