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Crown Estate Scotland announce sheep farmers' event on Glenlivet Estate

The benefits of improving attention to detail in upland lamb production will be highlighted at a Crown Estate Scotland and Moredun Research Institute event next month (August).

Titled Maximising grass and health for profitable upland lamb production, the event will take place at the Ruthven Farm on the Glenlivet Estate, managed by tenant farmers Jim and Lesley Simmons, on 14 August from 2:30pm to 5pm.

Practical workshops and demonstrations include:

  • Charlie Morgan, Grassmaster will demonstrate how to get the maximum from grass in upland lamb (and cattle) production.
  • Roundworm control in ewes and lambs for maximising productivity.
  • Lameness: Stamp out flock lameness with a 5 point plan.

Crown Estate Scotland Head of Property, Andy Wells, said: “Events like this are hugely beneficial in sharing practical action that farmers can take to plan and prepare for the future developments in the agriculture sector.

“As a landlord, Crown Estate Scotland takes our responsibilities to support our tenants very seriously. As well as our ongoing investment in a range of activity on our four rural estates, including the provision of new buildings and infrastructure, knowledge exchange events like this can help our tenants’ business prosperity.”

This event is free of charge, and open to all involved in the livestock sector on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please email or call 01479 870070.