Thursday 8th June 2017
Scotlands Beef Event

Demonstrations

Title Description Venue
Farmer Focus

Douglas Stewart and Gavin Hill (SAC) will discuss breeding policies at Fans Farm.

Open Shed
Beef Monitor System

Ritchie Implements Ltd has developed a weighing system which is integrated with the water trough. Identities are automatically read with the electronic reader and weight recorded. There is an option for a camera to take an image of the carcase. The whole system can be used to more accurately identify animals ready for slaughter.

Bull Beef Shed
Maintaining Cow Fertility

Robert Anderson (Galedin Vet Group) will discuss factors affecting the fertility of the breeding females at Fans, and how these are optimised.

Open Shed
Trace Element Awareness

Tom Darling of Agrimin will demonstrate the importance of trace elements to maximise production

Crush Area
Grass Management and Conservation Techniques

Paddy Jack of DLF Seeds and Science has teamed up with SRUC to demonstrate sward management and conservation techniques.

Farm Tour
Installation of a Reedbed – process of design and implementation

The Fans have designed their own reedbed, which is in its first year of design and implementation.

Farm Tour Collection Point
Woodfibre Bedding

A court of bull beef will be bedded on wood fibre bedding material. AW Jenkinson will be on hand to describe the material and provide an idea of costs.

Bull Beef Shed
Steven Sandison – Nuffield Scholar

Reviews physical performance parameters encompassed in: "What is a realistic number of calves to wean from 100 cows"

Opening Ceremony Area
Harbro – On-Farm Feedmixing Demonstration

Harbro offers an on-farm feed mixing service, which incorporates your own straights. Harbro will be demonstrating the machine and its capabilities at the event.

Silage Pit