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Shetland Monitor Farm Meeting - 15 January

Date: 
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Location: 
Shetland Rural Centre
Staney Hill
Shetland
ZE1 0NA

The first Shetland Monitor Farm meeting in 2018 will focus on finishing cattle and sheep for markets both on and off Shetland and will be held in two parts, one on Sunday 14 January and the second part on 15 January.

The first meeting will begin at noon on Sunday 14th January and will look at the finishing process on farm. This will be held at Kergord Farm, courtesy of GB & AM Anderson and at Shetland Mart. For further information about this meeting click here

The second part of the meeting, will take place on the evening of Monday 15th January and will offer an opportunity for local farmers and crofters to visit the abattoir based at Shetland Mart. 

Those who come along will be able to see the same lambs that were graded live, the day before, hanging on the hook in the chill. It is hoped to have various types of lambs available, from pure Shetland lambs to cross lambs from terminal sires such as Texels and Suffolks so that their carcases can be compared. Depending on what was killed the previous week there may also be cattle carcases in the chill to inspect and discuss.

Booking is essential for each of these two meetings. If you would like to attend one, or both meetings, please contact the project facilitator Graham Fraser by Wednesday 10 January (contact details below).

Contact Info: 

Graham Fraser, SAC Lerwick. Tel: 01595 693520 Email: graham.fraser@sac.co.uk