Melrose Better Grazing Meeting

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:00 to 15:30
Hawick Rugby Club
Mansfield Park
Mansfield Road

Livestock farmers in the borders are invited to attend a free Better Grazing meeting on Wednesday 29 November at Hawick Rugby Club.

Grazing expert James Daniel of Precision Grazing Ltd will be the key speaker at this meeting and will highlight the different fencing and watering solutions to aid grazing management.

The aim of the meeting in Hawick, which will involve a visit to nearby Whitchesters Farm courtesy of Andrew Tuillie to see a range of fencing and watering options set up, is to equip attending farmers with knowledge, understanding, tips and ideas on what equipment may suit their own systems.

James Daniel of Precision Grazing Ltd gained his knowledge and experience whilst working in New Zealand. Now back in the UK, his company provides advice, design and installation on grazing systems, including fencing and watering, for diary, sheep and beef clients.

He said knowing what type and design of fencing and watering infrastructure will suit different farm systems can seem daunting and he will talk attendees through the merits of different systems.

Launched earlier this year, the main objective of the QMS Better Grazing Groups is to improve livestock producers’ profitability through better use of grass.

The 'Better Grazing' meeting at Hawick Rugby Club on Wednesday 29 November will begin at 10am with a morning presentation to cover key topics. Following lunch there will be a practical session at nearby Whitchesters Farm to give participants insight into the most common range of temporary and permanent electric fencing and watering equipment available.

Attendance is free and lunch is provided. Spaces for this meeting will be allocated on a first come first served basis. As the afternoon session involves a farm visit, please note that clean boots will be essential for biosecurity reasons. 

Contact Info: 

To reserve your place, please contact QMS on 0131 472 4040 or email