Better Grazing plan launches in Argyll
LIVESTOCK farmers in Argyll and Bute are invited to attend the launch meeting of the new Campbeltown ‘Better Grazing’ programme on Monday August 14
he new grazing project, one of six launched this month by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), aims to help farmers in Argyll and Bute identify opportunities to improve productivity through better utilisation of grass. It follows the very successful QMS Grazing Group project which came to an end in March.
As part of the programme, there will be four meetings held in the Campbeltown area each year, for the next three years. Those attending the meetings will hear from expert speakers as well as farmers from around Scotland who will share their experiences of how they have improved their grassland management.
There will also be an opportunity to visit farms of those who have already made changes to their grazing management or to new group members keen to make better use of their grass with the help and support of the rest of the group.
The first meeting of the . Campbeltown Better GrazingT programme will be held at the Ardshiel Hotel on Monday August 14. The event, which is free, begins at 10am.
The meeting will also hear from Robert Fleming from Castle Sinniness, Glenluce. He has 240 hectares, split among three farms which supports 250 pedigree Aberdeen-Angus and Angus cross cows, as well as a flock of 65 Roussin sheep. Mr Fleming was an active member of the previous QMS South West Grazing Group and encouraged farmers to get involved with the new Better Grazing programme.
Places at the meeting are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a place, contact QMS on 0131 472 4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.