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Stock Talk – Beef – Spring Update

29 April 2022


In this podcast we hear from SAC Beef Specialist Lesley Wylie and SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer Timothy Geraghty who discuss current issues, opportunities and options for beef producers.

Livestock Monthly: Beef (Recorded February 2022)

14 March 2022


In the latest of our livestock monthly podcasts episodes hosted by Agricultural Consultant Robert Ramsay of SAC Consulting, we talk beef with Veterinary Investigation Officer, Tim Geraghty of SRUC Veterinary…

Strategies to High Fertiliser Prices & Planning for 2022

With fertiliser prices having seen a drastic increase over the past few months now is the time to plan if you haven’t already done so what your fertiliser policy will…

Fodder beet: From seeding to feeding

During the 2021 growing season, we sited a time laps camera on Robert Andersons fodder beet in Aberdeenshire, this has captured the growth of this plant. Kirsten Williams talks through…

Nutrient Network Farm programme case study: Bielgrange

7 January 2022


The Soil Nutrient Network was established in 2016 through a range of host farms across Scotland. The hosts farm would be part of a “Nutrient Network” of farms demonstrating the…

TN 754 Utilising Maternal Trait EBVs of Beef Bulls

22 December 2021

Bull selection is a vital part of breeding replacements. Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) are a valuable tool to help us select the best bull for the job.  If breeding heifer replacements key maternal traits to look for include milk and calving ease.  This Technical Note provides an overview of the maternal trait EBVs and Indexes available, and how to interpret and use them to select the best bulls for your herd.  

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