Crofts and small farms
Here you will find information specially developed for crofters and smallholders. Topics include Common Grazings, livestock, crops, crofting legislation and the environment. You’ll also find details of our subscription which provides bespoke advice at a reduced price for small farms under 30 hectares, and crofters.
The Quality Meat Scotland, Cattle & Sheep assurance scheme is the longest established scheme of its kind in the world and is now in its 28th year. In order for…
There is some confusion and ambiguity surrounding the need for both public and employers’ liability cover for common grazings committees and sheep stock clubs. Common grazings committees and sheep stock…
Key take-home messages: Be prepared. Stay calm. Get help – if in doubt, call in the vet. Most problems at lambing are nutrition related. If you manage condition correctly you…
The meeting started with Janette Sutherland reporting back to the group on the benchmarking survey undertaken at the launch meeting. A discussion followed on the pertinent points from the survey…
At this workshop we offered advice on cross compliance on your farm as well as tagging and record keeping for livestock.
The Scottish Smallholder Festival is Scotland’s largest smallholder event, celebrating the best of Scottish smallholding, growing and craft. Organised by smallholders and growers, it is aimed at all those with an interest…
This event is targeted at those who are thinking of keeping pigs in the future and do not know where to start, or who already keep pigs, but would like…
Smallholder Training Event looking at lamb/cull ewe finishing, and the physical selection of these lambs/ewes for suitability to go to the abattoir.
Practical Guide: Pollinators Types and Food Sources on small units
Under reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), it is mandatory for farmers and crofters who apply to the Basic Payment Scheme to comply with Greening requirements.
Information Note – Summer 2018: Hot weather and potential risks to livestock health and welfare
Corncrakes are a small, migratory bird that spend their winters in Central and Western Africa, and their summers in Northern Europe. They used to be
widespread in the UK, but are now on the red endangered list, and are limited to a few small populations in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Skye, Orkney and Durness on the mainland of Scotland.