Kincardineshire farm open for free public event

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A farm in Kincardineshire is opening its doors to the public in and aims to become more efficient in farming techniques.

People will have a chance to look round Drumsleed farm, Fordoun, and quiz a knowledgeable farming industry panel on Tuesday, July 12.

Organised by SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College , the free event is supported by the Scottish Government’s Farming for a Better Climate programme.

The day will focus on finding more efficient ways to manage beef herds producing calves that spend their early months suckling their mother’s milk.

Any ideas on suckler herd management that lead to even small improvements in efficiency can add to the farmer’s bottom line while lowering the farm’s carbon footprint.

David Ross, local area consultant with SAC Consulting in Stonehaven, said: “In today’s challenging environment a high level of technical efficiency is crucial to success and costs have to be kept under tight control.

“The Drumsleed day aims to highlight production methods that will aid efficiency and act as a catalyst for change.

“Adopting even a simple idea could be a money maker.”