Leading Scottish animal feed manufacturer Harbro is holding an innovation and technology day for young farmers later this month.
The Turriff-headquartered company says the event, which takes place on Saturday May 18, is designed to give the next generation of farmers an insight into the feed industry.
The day will start with a farm tour at a leading beef enterprise near Ellon – AT Wilson & Co at Drumachie, Auchnagatt – followed by a visit to Harbro’s mill in Mintlaw.
While attending the mill, youngsters will get the chance to visit a series of workstations.
These will cover a range of topics such as monogastric nutrition, new technologies in feed production, and information on the latest trials and studies being conducted by Harbro’s research and development team.
“We are keen to open our doors to the younger generation of livestock farmers and help them get an insight into this sector of the industry,” said Harbro beef and sheep director David Mackenzie.
“Working with leading agricultural organisations around the world we spearhead research and development that gives us an insight into improving performance and production across all species using a data driven approach.
“The younger generation in particular are well placed to bring into effect the efficiencies that can be had using advances in technology that allow for performance monitoring and benchmarking.”
Youngsters involved in the livestock sector, those attending agricultural college, and Young Farmers Club members are invited to attend the event.
For more information and to book a place, please contact 01888 545215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with your name, contact details and Young Farmers Club name if appropriate.
The day, which runs from 1pm-6pm, concludes with a barbecue.