Farmers and crofters in Shetland are invited to learn more about grass management and lamb growth rates at the next meeting of the Shetland monitor farm.
The meeting takes place on Saturday, June 17, at Bigton Hall at 11am.
Host farmers Kirsty and Aimee Budge, of Bigton Farm, will give an update on lambing and calving.
The sisters will also discuss their foray into rotational grazing for their herd of 70 suckler cows, having recently divided a 12-acre field into four paddocks using electric fencing.
Colin Bowers, of Dow Agrosciences, will explain various weed control options at the meeting.
Farmers and crofters wishing to attend the free meeting are asked to book in advance by contacting Graham Fraser, of SAC Consulting’s Lerwick office, on 01595 693520 by Monday.
Bigton is one of nine farms taking part in the three-year Monitor Farms Scotland programme, which is funded by government and run jointly by Quality Meat Scotland and AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds.