Farming

Worming your way to profit

A practical workshop on a hill farm looking at effective ways of treating fluke and worms. It will cover diagnosis, control, different treatments, and pasture management. 

Can you change things to improve health and productivity, and maybe even save a bit of cash? Practical demonstrations will show the principles in action – with handling, weighing, and faecal egg counts. 

LEADER information session at Royal Highland Show

Members from across the LEADER community are holding an information session during the Royal Highland Show.

Representation from across the 21 Local Action Groups as well as previous beneficiaries will be on hand to discuss how to access the substantial funding pot for rural Scotland. LEADER provides funding opportunities for farmers and a wide range of rural businesses.

Members from across the LEADER community are holding an information session during the Royal Highland Show.

Representation from across the 21 Local Action Groups as well as previous beneficiaries will be on hand to discuss how to access the substantial funding pot for rural Scotland. LEADER provides funding opportunities for farmers and a wide range of rural businesses.

Fluffy Moos
Name of organisation/business: 
Fluffy Moos
Funding: 
Scottish Borders LEADER: £37,243.11

The Scottish Land Commission have added more dates to their series of Meet and Greet events.

Meetings in Inverness, Islay and Oban have been added, following the success of the first Meet and Gree events in April and May.

The new Moray LEADER programme launched at the Morayvia Aerospace Centre recently.

Around 80 people from agencies, businesses and community groups attended the launch event on 26 May to find out more about the £3.5 million fund.

The Rural Leadership Programme is being expanded to the Highlands and Islands.

Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have joined forces, giving people involved in rural businesses in the Highlands and Islands the opportunity to join the popular 13-day programme.  

Opportunities and future perspectives for resource efficiency in rural areas

The event will build on ongoing European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) thematic work on  ‘Resource Efficiency’, including aspects such as water use efficiency, soil and nutrient management, and soil conservation and carbon sequestration.

How to measure and value your own wood - a practical field day

Sponsored by Tayforth Machinery Ring

This is a great “hands on” opportunity to learn how to value your own woods and to discuss ideas for making best use of your farm woodlands.

Morning

Visit log burning biomass boiler – debate logs v chips. Visit farm woodlands brought into management to supply logs for the biomass boiler.

Coffee 10.30 for 11.00 start

12.30/13.30 picnic lunch

Venue: Old Leckie Farm, Gargunnock, FK8 3BN, (Off the A811)

Afternoon

The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) and the company DeLaval are carrying out a survey on sustainable agriculture.

The survey is open to all young farmers across Europe and is available in seven languages. The survey aims to understand the needs of young farmers in order to implement a more sustainable agricultural sector and to find out how young farmers look at their future.

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