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Climate Change

    Update on focus farms

    We are now over a year into the second round of the Scottish Government funded climate change focus farms project as part of the Farming for a Better Climate initiative.

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    New focus farms

    From grassland profitability to improving livestock performance and making savings on the fuel bill, we are working with nine new volunteer focus farmers and their discussion groups to exchange ideas to help improve overall farm profitability, whilst lowering the carbon footprint.

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    Benchmarking brings better efficiency

    By benchmarking farm performance using resource efficiency tool AgRE Calc©, previous Farming for a Better Climate beef and sheep focus farm hosts David and Morag Houstoun at Glenkilrie in Perthshire, were able to save around £11,000 through small changes to current practices, and knocked around 10% off their carbon footprint.

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