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Did you know you can get specialist advice on animal health and welfare, as part of an Integrated Land Management Plan (ILMP)?  FAS can help fund an adviser to visit your business and provide you with a specialist advice plan in any two of the following areas:

Improved farm efficiency | Climate change adaptation and mitigation | Soil and nutrient management | Biodiversity, habitat and landscape management | Woodland management and conservation | Water pollution, prevention and control | Organics | Archaeological and historic site advice | Animal welfare


 

    News

    Dairy cows in lush pasture in Cornwall, UK with blue ocean in background

    Teat Sealants and Mastitis of Dry Period Origin

    As there is increasing pressure on dairy farmers to reduce antibiotic usage and practice selective dry cow therapy (SDCT), the use of internal teat sealants is becoming increasingly important to…

    Close up photo of two cattle standing in a show field, with only their heads and shoulders in view

    Magnesium Supplementation For Cows

    With a lack of grass and a flush of grass to come it is important to remember about magnesium supplementation. Magnesium is not stored and a daily dietary intake is…

    Dealing with a Late Spring and Forage Shortages

    Grass growth is likely two to three weeks behind normal and many dairy farms are running short of forage, with the added difficulty of getting cows out to grass due…

    Palatable Bracken Risk

    With a late spring, beware when putting sheep or cattle onto land with an emerging large number of bracken fronds. Youngstock are most vulnerable, particularly newborn’s being introduced to bracken…

    North East Organic Group – Event Summary

    This was the first meeting of year two of the North East Organic farming Discussion Group. Debs Roberts, Organic Policy Manager, SOPA gave a comprehensive update of the organic market…

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    Events

    Lothian Monitor Farm meeting – December 2018

    The next meeting of the Lothians Monitor Farm meeting is taking place courtesy of Bill Gray and Peter Eccles, Prestonhall and Saughland Farms, Pathhead. For further information and to book…

    Morayshire Monitor Farm meeting – December 2018

    The next meeting of the Morayshire Monitor Farm meeting will be held courtesy of Iain Green. For further information and to book your place contact Samantha Stewart on 01343 548787…

    Venues: Corskie Farm Event Tags: North east Topics: Animal welfare and Farm business

    Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting – December

    The next meeting of the Sutherland Monitor Farm will be held on (insert date here) courtesy of Jason and Victoria Ballantyne. For further information and to book your place, please…

    Venues: Clynelish Farm Event Tags: North Topics: Animal welfare and Farm business

    Borders Monitor Farm meeting – November 2018

    Address: Whitriggs Farm, Denholm, Hawick, TD9 8QR The next meeting of the Borders Monitor Farm meeting is taking place courtesy of Robert, Lesley and Stuart Mitchell, Whitriggs Farm, Denholm. For…

    Angus Monitor Farm meeting – November

    The next meeting of the Angus Monitor Farm meeting is taking place on (insert date) courtesy of Robert, Alison and Rory Stodart. For further information and to book your place,…

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    Publications

    Animal Welfare Updates May 2018

    Publication Type: Animal Welfare Updates Topics: Animal welfare

    Animal Welfare Updates – April 2018

    Publication Type: Animal Welfare Updates Topics: Animal welfare

    TN694 – Alternative Forages for Sheep: Fodder Beet

    TN694 – Alternative Forages for Sheep: Fodder Beet  

    Animal Welfare Updates March 2018

    Animal Welfare Updates December 2017

    Publication Type: Animal Welfare Updates Topics: Animal welfare
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    Downloads

    Shelter Woods & Woodland Grazing – presentation slides

    Shelter Woods & Woodland Grazing presentation slides used during the Turriff ‘Thinking Ahead For Better Suckler Returns’ event during March 2018

    Management of Bulls for Optimum Fertility – presentation slides

    Management of Bulls for Opitmum Fertility – presentation slides used at the ‘Thinking Ahead for Better Suckler Returns’ event at Turriff during March 2018

    Thinking ahead for better suckler returns – presentation slides

    This is a copy of the presentation slides used at the ‘Thinking Ahead for Better Suckler Returns’ event held in Turriff during March 2018

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