Lothians Monitor Farm meeting – January

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:00
Jupiterlea Inn
EH37 5TE

Soils expert Mark Hodkinson will emphasize just how much yield potential farmers could be missing out on due to poor drainage systems at the next Lothians Monitor Farm meeting on 25 January at Jupiterlea Inn, Pathhead.

At the meeting Mark will take the community group through recognising and treating drainage issues and outline the potential cost benefit in investing in new systems.

The group will also hear from Andrew Stirrat of Pro Test on fertiliser basics. His very practical session will cover how to make the best use of fertiliser through targeting the right areas, checking your spreader is performing effectively and of course tackling striping which can lead to increased lodging risk, yield loss and decreased quality.

With the increase in sheep numbers at Prestonhall & Saughland Farms, ensuring a healthy flock is a priority for Farm Manager Peter Eccles and a local SAC Consulting Vet will present on fluke and worm control.

Also at the meeting, Emily Grant, Knowledge Transfer Specialist from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), will give an overview of the ‘Better Grazing’ programme which aims to help farmers identify opportunities to improve their utilisation of grazed grass.

To book your place (and your lunch!) please confirm your attendance with Colin MacPhail (details below)

Contact Info: 

Call Colin MacPhail on 07747 046461 or email