Dairy, Beef and Sheep farmers, reliant on grass silage for their winter livestock rations, are being urged to have their bales and pits sampled and analysed in this bumper yielding year. The call comes as AgriScot launches its annual silage competition, itself designed to encourage farmers to better evaluate their silage and silage growing strategies.
The coveted title of AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year was awarded today (Wednesday 21st November) to an East Lothian farm. Bielgrange near Dunbar, run by Niall Jeffrey in partnership with his father Angus, was revealed as the recipient of the award during a presentation in the main ring at the AgriScot event in Edinburgh.
Charley Walker from Barnside Farm, one of the assessors this year and recipient of the 2017 award, admitted that it was incredibly hard to decide who should receive the award this year as both businesses excelled at what they did. He said: “Incheoch and Bowhill are very different farms, but both share outstanding technical performance
Rhynie Farm in Easter Ross, run by Donald Ross, was today (21 November) named AgriScot Scottish Arable Farm of the Year. The competition, supported by AHDB and sponsored by SoilEssentials, aims to highlight best practice, and demonstrate the benefits of adopting new tools and techniques to drive the industry forward. Fifth generation farmer Donald Ross