Dairy Farming: A new option?

13 November 2012 10:30 - 13 November 2012 14:30

Castle Douglas

A short morning session covering management of a novel dairy suckler system, market update and an introduction to field labs.

Speakers are David Keiley and Richard Huxtable, SAC; Martin Davies, Soil Association and David Finlay.

Lunch will be followed by a tour of Rainton Farms new modern dairy unit.

This event is free and open to all.  Lunch will be provided so booking is essential.

For more information or to book a place please contact Caroline McMillan, SAC on 01292 525252 or email caroline.mcmillan@sac.co.uk

Part-funded by the Scottish Government as part of its Organic Farming Advisory Activity.



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