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Alternative bedding podcast: Woodfines

26 December 2019


In our latest podcast, join Beef Consultant Sarah Balfour as she discusses the merits of various alternative bedding products.  The main focus of this podcast is Woodfines.

Guide To Trace Elements

28 November 2019

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Ewe health and performance are closely linked, and the ewe’s dietary requirements must be met for optimum performance. Trace element requirements must be met to prevent deficiencies occurring which may affect livestock’s health, welfare, and performance. Cobalt, selenium, copper and iodine are covered in this Fact Sheet including their roles, the symptoms of deficiency, trace element levels required, diagnosis of deficiency, and supplementation.

Farm Management Handbook 2019/20

The 40th edition of the Farm Management Handbook is an essential tool for any progressive farm business, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information for farmers, rural professionals, students…

What can the Farm Advisory Service do for you?

Regardless of farm size or business stage, the Scottish Farm Advisory Service can help you to increase the profitability and sustainability of your farming business through Government funding for one-to-one…

Technical note (TN726): Fertiliser recommendations for Grassland

Summary The main limitations to grass production are temperature, moisture, soil pH, soil drainage, soil structure, and nitrogen (N). Recommendations take account of nutrient management planning in the PLANET Scotland…

Podcast: Women in Agriculture – Baddinsgill Farm

As part of our work for Women in Agriculture, we visited Baddinsgill Farm in West Linton in the Scottish Borders to interview three of the women who run this fantastic…

Podcast: Making a mark at the markets

In this podcast, Ross Mackenzie talks to Ian Tolmie, Managing Director of Dingwall and Highland Marts who gives valuable advice for those new to livestock marts, and what they should…

Forage Crops: Kevin Stewart

4 April 2019

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Forage crops can provide a range of benefits, including business resilience against variable fodder supplies, low cost out-wintering and opportunities to expand farm output. We recently filmed three case studies…

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