A future vision for the hills and mountains

Taking place on Friday, February 23, 10.45-16.30 at The Moorings Hotel, Fort William
The future for those farming and crofting in Scotland’s hills and mountains will be under consideration at a horizon-scanning event in later this month. The day-long event is being organised jointly by the Lochaber Monitor Farm management group and NFU Scotland. 
The aim of the meeting is to hear from a range of expert speakers and explore different views on the future use of Scotland’s hills and mountains – from the environmental perspective to the market opportunities.
Among the key speakers at the event will be Donald Cameron MSP, Laurent Vernet of Quality Meat Scotland, Claudia Rouse of Scottish Natural Heritage and Johnnie Hall of NFU Scotland.
The event is free to attend and open to farmers and crofters but places are limited and booking is essential. 
To find out more and book a place contact SAC Consulting Oban on 01631 563093 or email fbsoban@sac.co.uk

Better Grazing Project 

The QMS three-year Better Grazing project launched last year aims to help farmers identify opportunities to improve profitability through better utilisation of grazed grass.
The next series of ‘Better Grazing’ events will focus on developing effective worm and fluke control plans for grazing livestock. This farmer-focused meeting will look at the challenges farmers face in controlling fluke and worm problems and highlight best practice in diagnosis, control, treatment and pasture management.
There will also be practical sessions to help farmers to apply the principles to their own farms and highlight approaches such as monitoring animal weights as well as faecal egg counting.
The meetings will be held at: 

The Battleby Centre, Perth, on Tuesday, February 27
The Jury’s Inn, Inverness, on Wednesday, February 28
The Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, on Thursday, March 1

To book your place (and lunch!) phone QMS on 0131 472 4040 or email info@qmscotland.co.uk