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    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…

    North East Organic Discussion Group: Second Meeting – event summary

    This was the second meeting of the NE Organic  Farming Group. It was hosted by Alastair Wilson, Upper Wheedlemont, Rhynie – an excellent example of a well established organic farm….

    Growing a Grass Wedge: Rotational & Paddock Grazing Tips for Cattle & Sheep 2 – event summary

    The meeting followed up the initial meeting in March about starting a paddock/rotational grazing system, by visiting a farmer who is starting a paddock grazing system, and discussing the issues…

    Cross Compliance Workshop (Lanark) – event summary

    With around 8 farmers in attendance Hazel Laughton from SAC Consulting gave an overview of maintaining statutory cattle and sheep records including what to inspect at a government inspection, the…

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    Events

    Resilience Planning for your Cattle Herd

    SAC Consulting are holding on an on farm event on resilience in cattle herds on Wednesday 29th November from 11.00am – 2.30pm.

    Venues: Craskins Farm Event Tags: North east Topics: Animal welfare

    Lochaber Monitor Farm Meeting

    Courtesy of Chris and Malcolm Cameron, Strone Farm, Banavie, Fort William. For further information and to book your place contact Niall Campbell or Morven MacArthur on 01631 563093 or email…

    Venues: Strone Farm Topics: Animal welfare
    Farming & Water Scotland Stand at AgriScot

    Farming & Water Scotland – AgriScot

    We’re heading back to AgriScot this year – held at Ingliston, Edinburgh Visit the Farming and Water Scotland stand to hear how other farmers have reduced diffuse pollution risk and how it has…

    New Entrants North East

    The first new entrant workshop for the 2017/18 winter will be held at The Thainstone House Hotel, Inverurie.   Speaker: Tim Geraghty, SAC Veterinary Services Topics include: Livestock Medicines Equipment…

    Ventilation, Cattle Health & Slats (St Boswells)

    Cattle that are housed well will perform well.  Costs association with pneumonia are estimated at £75 per calf.  Good ventilation health protocols, attention to stocking densities, bedding conditions and allocation…

    Venues: Howlet's Ha' Event Tags: South east Topics: Animal welfare
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    Publications

    Animal Welfare Updates October 2017

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    Animal Welfare Updates September 2017

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    Animal Welfare Updates August 2017

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    Animal Welfare Updates July 2017

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    Animal Welfare Updates June 2017

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    Milk Manager News October 2017

    Milk Manager News September 2017

    Ovine Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma (TN684)

    Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA also known as Jaagsiekte) is a contagious viral disease that leads to lung cancer of sheep.

    Nutritional Management of Artificially Reared Calves (TN681)

    The early nutritional management of new born calves has a major impact on health and survival. Mortality and disease in artificially reared calves reduces profitability, efficiency and has a negative impact on animal welfare.

    Milk Manager News August 2017

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