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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…

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…

Barnside Farm – Becoming Organic, Rotational Grazing, and Mob Grazing

9 December 2020


In this podcast SAC Consultant Malcolm Macdonald caught up with Charley and Andrea Walker from Barnside Farm. They discussed their farming system, why they became organic, rotational grazing and mob…

Bouncing Forward From A Crisis

4 December 2020


Farming is a high pressure industry and while the lifestyle is great, at times of great uncertainty it is easy to become overwhelmed. With the challenges of Brexit and now…

Hannah Jackson stood at a gate, smiling.

A Conversation with Hannah Jackson: The Red Shepherdess

23 November 2020


SAC Consultant Mary-Jane Lawrie speaks with Hannah Jackson, who has become something of a farming celebrity. Hannah has a wealth of advice to offer new entrants, and tells her story about…

Farm Management Handbook 2020/21

The 41st 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…

Women in Agriculture: Webinar – Top Tips for Tupping

15 October 2020


    Would your tups pass a MOT?  Are you risking buying in diseases and problems?  Are you on track for a good breeding season and good lambing in 2021?…

AgriBusiness News October 2020

The October 2020 edition of Agribusiness News is now available to download and read on the FAS website.  Along with the regular articles on policy, cereals, beef, potatoes, sheep and…

A sign for The Bairnkine Farm, with a sign below it for the caravan club.

Podcast: Improve your social media presence. Featuring: Lucy Tile from Bairnkine Farm

30 September 2020


Women in agriculture groups across Scotland recently participated in a social media presence webinar as part of the farm advisory service. The groups were joined by SAC consulting social media…

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