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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

    Ventilation, Cattle Health and Slats (Borders)

    Farmers from the Scottish Borders and Lothians met on 7 November for an on farm meeting to discuss cattle housing, ventilation and health with industry specialists. The group visited Howlets…

    Reducing Lameness in Cattle & Sheep (Islay)

    Islay livestock farmers & crofters attended this meeting which included a practical demonstration of cattle foot trimming along with discussion and presentations about reducing lameness. Some key points were; Cattle…

    Cattle Resilience – Are you ready for Winter? – event summary

    Farmers from across the North East attended Woodside Farm, Kinloss this week to discuss issues facing farmers this coming Winter.  Presentations and practical demonstrations were part of the meeting.

    Crofters and farmers hear from experts on suckler cows ahead of major island sale

    A healthy audience of over 30 crofters and farmers gathered last weekend on the Isle of Skye to hear from experts on all the stages of managing cows for suckled calf production through to sale.

    Mid Argyll Business Group Meeting (Ardrishaig) – event summary

    Background Brexit, replacement for LFASS, public budget cuts, lack of opportunities for new entrants, uncertain markets, impending agricultural policy and support payment reform means there is nearly an unrivalled level…

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    Events

    Precision Technologies in Dairy Farming

    This is an event from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) This event will focus on the use of precision technology for dairy farmers and highlight latest research carried out by SRUC…

    Ventilation, Cattle Health and Alternative Bedding (Strathaven)

    Poor ventilation in cattle buildings is one of the leading causes of health problems such as pneumonia. Even if there are no obvious signs of Pneumonia poor ventilation can still…

    Venues: Strathaven Hotel Event Tags: South Topics: Animal welfare

    Ventilation, Cattle Health and Alternative Bedding (Lanark)

    Poor ventilation in cattle buildings is one of the leading causes of health problems such as pneumonia. Even if there are no obvious signs of Pneumonia poor ventilation can still…

    Venues: Crown Hotel Event Tags: South Topics: Animal welfare
    Cattle eating silage

    Protecting Your Future – Calf Nutrition Workshop

    Whilst heifer calves are the future of your dairy herd and careful management is needed to ensure that they reach the milking herd.    This practical meeting will be held at…

    Venues: Broompark Farm Event Tags: South west Topics: Animal welfare

    Testing Times – Winter Cattle Management (Isle of Harris)

    This is a practical and informative event concentrating on cattle management issues in the winter months focussing on improved animal health status, rationing and nutritional considerations.  It will provide nutritional…

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    Publications

    Technical note (TN665): Alternative watering for field grazed livestock I – abstraction systems

    Technical note (TN665): Alternative watering for field grazed livestock I – abstraction systems

    Technical note (TN666): Alternative watering for field grazed livestock II – pumping systems

    Technical note (TN666): Alternative watering for field grazed livestock II – pumping systems

    Milk Manager News November 2017

    Milk Manager News November 2017

    Publication Type: Milk Manager News Topics: Animal welfare and Farm business

    Technical Note (TN689) Cattle Housing and Ventilation

    Technical Note (TN689) Cattle Housing and Ventilation

    Animal Welfare Updates November 2017

    Publication Type: Animal Welfare Updates Topics: Animal welfare
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    Downloads

    FAS presentation: Sheep husbandry – breeding 14.10.17

    These presentation slides were used at the FAS Improving efficiency in small scale sheep produciton meetin on 14.10.17

    FAS presentation: Introduction to sheep production 14.10.17

    These are the presentation slides from the FAS Improving Efficiency in Small Scale Sheep Production

    FAS presentation: Health & Disease Control in Sheep 14.10.17

    These presentation slides were used at the FAS Improving Efficiency in Small Scale Sheep Production meeting on 14.10.17

    Ram Management booklet

    QMS Worm Control in Sheep

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