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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…

New Entrant Case Study: Jenny McKerr

27 March 2019


Jenny McKerr was brought up in Paisley; she studied agriculture at SAC and then worked in the beef industry before purchasing a farm, along with her husband Stephen. Their goal…

Feeding Beef Cattle & Sheep

With good nutrition, animals are healthier and more of their genetic potential can be achieved. Nutrition is the biggest driver of flock or herd performance. This practical guide will give…

Ewe showing water bag during lambing

One Born Every Minute – Lambing

23 March 2019

Lambing is one of the most important times of year for sheep breeders. This Practical Guide covers all the basic steps of lambing, including when to intervene, and when to…

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