Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) are inviting farmers to learn about the tools available for measuring and planning grazing management as a step towards optimising output per hectare.
The organisation is a hosting five Better Grazing meetings in October with guest speaker Dr Liz Genever, specialist consultant, outlining ways to measure grass growth and exploring how current software can help farmers achieve improved profitably.
The ‘Sward Sticks to Software’ meetings are free to attend and take place across Scotland from 23 to 31 October.
“Grass and forage-based systems offer beef and sheep farmers the ability to be resilient in uncertain times, but careful management is needed,” said Dr Genever (pictured above). “Through these meetings I’ll be talking about this as well as arming farmers with the tools to help them manage their systems more efficiently.
“I will also be discussing how to make the most of grass and forage and the importance of using any data that is already being collected. Farmers will be left informed about various tools and techniques for measuring and monitoring grass that are available, so they can select the one that is going to work for them and their business.”
The meetings will take place on the following dates, with an afternoon visit included in each to a farm nearby:
- Wednesday 23 October – Forteviot Village Hall, Forteviot, Perth, PH2 9BT
- Thursday 24 October – Station Hotel, Station Brae, Ellon AB41 9BD
- Friday 25 October – Balnain Hall, Inverness IV63 6TJ
- Wednesday 30 October – Annandale Arms Hotel, High St, Moffat DG10 9HF
- Thursday 31 October – Selkirk Rugby Club, Selkirk TD7 5AZ