A comprehensive programme of practical demonstrations highlighting the latest technology available to beef farmers will be a major feature of Scotland’s Beef Event 2019 to be held on an Aberdeenshire farm on May 30.
This biennial on-farm event for the beef industry, organised by the Scottish Beef Association, will be hosted by farmers, Robbie and Barbara Milne, and son, James, at North Bethelnie, Oldmeldrum, where the main enterprise is a suckler herd of 320 Salers and Salers cross cows crossed with Charolais, Aberdeen-Angus and Salers bulls, with all calves either finished on the farm or sold as forward stores.
Features of the extensive programme will include a demonstration by Agri-EPI Centre of the benefits of the insertion of a bolus to measure body temperature for the earlier prediction and warning of possible health problems such as pneumonia and Silent Herdsman collars, as used in the dairy industry, for fertility management and pregnancy diagnosis.
The Beef Monitor System, developed by Ritchie of Forfar in a project supported by Agri-EPI, Scotbeef and M&S, will also be featured. The system enables the performance of finishing cattle to be closely monitored by having them automatically weighed every time they drink.
Meet us at Scotland’s key beef event, where we have a joint stand with Ritchie’s and University of Strathclyde.
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