Monitor Farm Programme

Monitor farm trial results to be showcased in one-off AgriScot seminar

Monitor farm trial results to be showcased in one-off AgriScot seminar

Collaboration, sustainability and resilience will be the key themes at a one-off AgriScot seminar as the four-year Monitor Farm Programme...

November 6, 2019

Monitor farmer makes ambitious effort to replace subsidy income

Monitor farmer makes ambitious effort to replace subsidy income

New Monitor Farm host Ashley Jones has the bold aim of generating enough extra profit to replace direct payments within...

June 17, 2019

Technological opportunities to be discussed at monitor farm meeting

Technological opportunities to be discussed at monitor farm meeting

The next meeting of the Borders Monitor Farm in Scotland, to be held on Wednesday, May 22, will feature talks...

May 16, 2019

Thinking local is key for Cheshire’s new Monitor Farm host

Thinking local is key for Cheshire’s new Monitor Farm host

A local mindset is central to business for Hale Village tenant farmer Bill Webb – one of the latest recruits...

April 23, 2019

Quality over quantity: Monitor Farm to discuss strategies to improve silage

Quality over quantity: Monitor Farm to discuss strategies to improve silage

Strategies to boost silage quality and optimise herd and calf health will be the focus of the next Borders Monitor...

February 24, 2019

Search begins for new agri-tourism monitor farms in Scotland

Search begins for new agri-tourism monitor farms in Scotland

Farming families around Scotland are being invited to put their names forward to be selected as Scotland’s next monitor farm...

January 26, 2019

Enhancing suckler beef production on the agenda at monitor meeting

Enhancing suckler beef production on the agenda at monitor meeting

The benefits of investing in genetics and EID technology will be showcased at the next Lochaber Monitor Farm meeting on...

January 21, 2019

Herd improvements help increase Fort William mixed farm’s margins

Herd improvements help increase Fort William mixed farm’s margins

Farming in one of the wettest parts of the UK brings with it a few challenges, but a herd of...

January 6, 2019

Are you making the best use of your feed over winter?

Are you making the best use of your feed over winter?

Developing effective winter feed plans to maximise performance will be the focus of the next Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting on...

December 8, 2018

Lothians Monitor Farm meeting to look back at the long, hot summer

Lothians Monitor Farm meeting to look back at the long, hot summer

Farmers attending the next Lothians Monitor Farm meeting, hosted by Bill Gray and Peter Eccles, this Wednesday (October 17) will...

October 14, 2018

How one Scottish flock is tackling Liver Fluke

How one Scottish flock is tackling Liver Fluke

The effective control of Liver Fluke in sheep will be the focus of the next Lochaber Monitor Farm meeting on...

October 5, 2018

Strategic Monitor Farm East to focus on managing lower inputs

Strategic Monitor Farm East to focus on managing lower inputs

With ever-increasing pressure for farmers to find ways to cut costs, Strategic Monitor Farm East will start to look at...

October 2, 2018

Focus on reproduction management in Shetland

Focus on reproduction management in Shetland

Ensuring high fertility levels in suckler cows and selection of breeding rams are two of the subjects which will be...

September 30, 2018

Monitor Farm focus: Preparing winter grazing strategies

Monitor Farm focus: Preparing winter grazing strategies

Preparing winter grazing strategies will be the focus at the next meeting of Nithsdale Monitor Farm, set to take place on...

September 16, 2018

Monitor Farm focus: Marketing lamb under the spotlight

Monitor Farm focus: Marketing lamb under the spotlight

A variety of market options for lambs on the west coast of Scotland will be discussed at the next meeting...

September 14, 2018

New programme aims to cut costs and increase profits

New programme aims to cut costs and increase profits

Over 70 farmers and industry representatives attended the recent launch of the first Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Strategic...

September 12, 2018

Podcaster to discuss profitable pasture at Shetland monitor farm meeting

Podcaster to discuss profitable pasture at Shetland monitor farm meeting

A farm consultant turned podcaster is set to discuss forage crops and pasture management at the next Shetland monitor farm...

August 17, 2018

Soil My Undies…results to be revealed at Ayrshire Monitor Farm meet

Soil My Undies…results to be revealed at Ayrshire Monitor Farm meet

The results of the ‘Soil My Undies’ trial to assess soil health will be the highlight of the next North...

August 13, 2018