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    Making Tax Digital

    Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) intend to make the UK one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world through Making Tax Digital (MTD).  The benefit of…

    Women in agriculture: Inverness – Post-event summary

    The sun shone on the second Inverness group meeting, held at Kinnahaird, Contin; the farm of Amy Grant which is run in partnership with her mum, Dorothy.   Poppy Frater led…

    Women in agriculture: Caithness – Post-event summary

    The  meeting was held at Spittal Mains Farm, by kind permission of the Erridge & Southall Families – this was recently led by SAC Consultant Cat MacGregor.  An excellent turnout…

    Women in agriculture: Argyll – Post-event summary

    At the second of the Argyll Women in Agriculture meetings, we went back to the basics of soil health and nutrition; what is soil made of, what nutrients can be…

    Women in agriculture: Morayshire – Post-event summary

    The main speaker for the day was Poppy Frater, a grassland and sheep specialist with SAC Consulting. She used a mix of presentation and participative techniques to talk about getting…

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    Don’t feel sheepish: How to get the best out of your flock – Turriff

    Get the best out of your flock As lambing time approaches ensuring the correct nutrition of the pregnant ewe is vital and in the light of ever-increasing feed costs, making…

    Cattle & Sheep Handling Facilities: A Common Approach

    Handling systems for cattle and sheep are often labour intensive and a mis-match of old and new. Dr Simon Turner, SRUC expert in handling systems, will lead this workshop. He…

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    PolyProduce for Crofting & Small Holding

    Are you interested in using a poytunnel for horticulture on your croft or small farm? Are you confused by the quantity of options available to you? Demand for poly technologies…

    Women In Agriculture Argyll – Starting Out in Agri Environment

    Agri Environment on the croft, Current grants schemes available, The practicalities of starting in crofting.

    Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

    SkyeConnect – Skye on a Plate

    “Skye on a plate” is an opportunity for food producers and tourism providers to network and build prosperous business relationships. It’s an opportunity to learn about some of the latest…

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    AgriBusiness News January 2019

    AgriBusiness News January 2019

    Publication Type: Agribusiness News Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Livestock, Crops and Soils, Rural Business, and Discussion Groups

    AgriBusiness News December 2018

    AgriBusiness News December 2018

    Publication Type: Agribusiness News Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Livestock, Crops and Soils, Environment, Rural Business, and Discussion Groups
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    Valuing Your Soils – Practical Guidance for Scottish Farmers

    Valuing Your Soils – Practical Guidance for Scottish Farmers

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    Alternative Watering episode 1 – Papa pump

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    Case Study: Hardens Farm – Using a RAM pump to provide alternative watering to grazing cattle

    John Anderson farms at Hardens Farm which lies within the Lower Tweed Priority Catchment. The farm steading is located at 200 m above sea level, has a weak main supply with fields that rise to 300 m which are located a distance of 900 m from the steading in two different directions. In order to provide an alternative watering source for grazing cattle, John installed a RAM pump system.

    Women in Farming and the Agriculture Sector report

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