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A photo of the cover page of the Lyking Farm Case Study.

Orkney Soil & Nutrient Network: Case Study – Lyking Farm

16 December 2020

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Orkney Soil & Nutrient Network: Case Study – Lyking Farm Lyking farm is a 174ha suckler cow unit based in the parish of Sandwick, some 12 miles from Orkney’s main…

Cattle mob grazing in field. Photograph credit to Clem Sandison

Mob Grazing With Beef Cattle

16 December 2020

Mob grazing with beef cattle can reduce housing cost, improve soil structure and improve pasture productivity long term. This New Entrants Factsheet gives an overview of what it involves and how to get started.

Managing and Reducing Straw Wastage

16 December 2020

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With straw looking to be relatively scarce coupled with price variance across the regions this guide will help farmers better manage straw supplies and help make use of it for bedding.

Using EID to improve sustainability

Embracing technology to improve sustainability – EID

16 December 2020

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In this episode, Daniel Stout of SAC Consulting speaks with Harriet Wishart from SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertyre Research Farm about the different EID and data recording technology now available and…

Farm Resilience – Driving Forward

10 December 2020

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Your opportunity to listen back to our evening with Jim Shanks, Colin McGregor, Neil Sandilands and Bob Prentice. Find out what makes a farm business successful, and how can we…

Technology for Animal Health & Welfare – UAVs

As technology is rapidly becoming part of everyday life and farming is no exception, this short video explains how the use of a drone can be used to optimize many…

Social media for your business – What’s stopping you?

10 December 2020

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As part of What’s stopping you? We hear from Cara Young of Puffin Croft. Cara explains what social media she uses and how it has benefited her business.

Hedges – Cultivating, Cutting and Carbon Capture

10 December 2020

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In this video, Agricultural Consultant, Alex Pirie, provides a good overview of what to think about when considering planting, or how you manage hedgerows on the farm.  Alex introduces the…

Small scale seed saving on the Uist machair

Small scale cropping is thriving on the machairs of Uist. A key element of the system is the use of traditional indigenous varieties of seed that are uniquely suited to…



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