Lochaber Suckler Cow Management Workshop
With farming margins under increasing pressure, now is a good time to check out the latest information and advice on managing suckler cow herds.
As part of a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) funded project, with support from the Scottish Government as part of its Public Good Veterinary and Advisory Services Programme, SAC Consulting ( part of Scotland’s Rural College) has organised a practical and informative day on Suckler Cow and Bull Management in the Fort William area on Wednesday 19th August from 11am to 3.30pm. The workshop will be held at Strone Farm, Banavie, courtesy of Mr Malcolm Cameron. Malcolm has a good commercial herd of Limousin cows and the meeting will be held in his new cattle shed built within the last few months.
Topics being covered include suckler cow nutrition, bull management, cattle health issues and genetics. But there will also be plenty of time for general discussions on issues that are of direct concern to those who attend.
‘We have put together an excellent range of speakers from SAC Beef and Nutrition Specialists, QMS and the local Crown Vets,’ said Niall Campbell of SAC Consulting in Oban. ‘I think this will be a really valuable workshop for all farmers and crofters in the area who are trying to manage cattle on a tight budget.’
The event is open to all and is free, but anyone interested in attending the workshop should contact the Oban SAC office on 01631 563093 or email FRBSOban@sac.co.uk as numbers are needed for catering purposes.