Contact the Team
Meet the team in your area
Introducing the team in your area
An important part of being an extension officer is understanding farmers' needs and helping to identify practical and realistic tools to assist your farming business.
Our team covers areas like herd health and welfare, working with different groups and demonstrating tools such as the heifer rearing calculator, and increasing awareness of different control strategies that are available.
What's coming up?
26th March - RABDF, BGS & DairyCo joint spring farm walk – hosted by Glenapp Estate. For more information click here
13/14th March - Planning for Profit 2 day workshop at Shawlands Hotel, Larkhall. For more information click here
2 day intensive business workshop looking at and scrutinising your dairy business and challenging it. This workshop costs £269 + Vat but is a fantastic opportunity to step away from your day to day duties and focus on your business potential and future. To book a place or find out more call Heather Wildman 07876706391
We also have some dates pencilled in the diary for Heat detection workshops but are looking for hosts, so if you are keen to see how fertility and heat detection can be improved on your farm and also involving your farm staff then please give me Heather a call on 07876706391
Auchenheath Monitor Farm
Grazing and cow tracks
Can’t avoid Wet weather- Try to avoid poaching
Next Lanarkshire Monitor farm meeting,
Date: Tuesday 11 March
Time: 10.45am - 2.00pm
Lunch provided if you book in beforehand!
Venue: Auchenheath Hall, Auchenheath Lanarkshire ML11 9XE
Update from your Monitor Farmer:
Gavin will give us an update following the fertility meeting at Auchenheath in January, what changes have been put in place and an update from the management team for what 2014 has in store for the Monitor Farm!
For more information or to get involved with a group please get in touch
1 year on for the Brechin Monitor Farm
Date: Thursday 20 March
Time: 11.00am- 2.00pm
Venue- East Pitforthie Farm, Brechin DD9 7PU
What has the team at East Pitforthie been up to since we were last there in February 2013?
Sandy and the team will discuss and share what has happened on the farm following their completion of the 3 year Monitor Farm project.
They will be supported with some familiar faces and some new, farm nutritionist Geoff Hewitt, Roadhead farm feeds will give an update on the rations and challenges since getting involved at East Pitforthie. Following the farm walk & lunch- what next for the Milne family and Brechin dairy group…
CIS training day
Date: Tuesday 1 April 2014 (10am-1.00pm, Lanarkshire- laptops provided)
The Auchenheath Monitor Farm, Lanark has organised a training day for the group on how to get more from their information using CIS. Keeping the amount required to be recorded simple and useful.
If you would like to attend please get in touch with Sophie Kinnear, spaces limited to 10 people.
What's been happening?
“Hillhead reunion” 1 year on The Fleming family welcomed back the monitor farm community group to discuss and share what has been happening on the farm with their business since the 3 year monitor farm project completed in March 2013. Local vet Gerry Baxter, Firth vets, Annan and farm nutritionist Robbie Duncan, Quest Nutrition all supported Willie Fleming on the day during a farm walk and then later for a panel session at The Station Inn, Kirkpatrick Fleming where lunch was kindly been sponsored by BOCMPauls .
A report from this day will be published and available on line.