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Lothians 4th Monitor Farm meeting
The next Lothians Monitor Farm Meeting will be held on Thursday 5 October, courtesy of Bill Gray and Peter Eccles, Prestonhall and Saughland Farms, Pathhead.
The group will visit one of the main areas of partnership between the farms; the stubble turnip cover crops established at Prestonhall, which will then be used to feed some of Saughland’s lambs next year. There will also be feedback on the labour sharing at harvest plus the group will see Prestonhall’s new biomass boiler.
On the arable side the farmers will review how the main crop varieties have performed this season, using the information to shape farm manager Bill Gray’s plans for the coming season. They will also discuss the crop protection strategy, the farm operation and marketing.
There will be a similar review session for the livestock group with Saughland’s Peter Eccles where they will focus on how the genetics performed and how they might be changed for next season, the animal heath strategy, as well as also looking at the farm operation and marketing.
For further information and to book your place contact Colin MacPhail (details below)
07747 046 461