21st December 2016

Grazing Management Events will help Farmers Improve their Outputs from Grass

Livestock farmers looking to improve how they manage their grazing more effectively, are invited to attend one of two events being held by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) in the New Year.

“Better Grazing = Better Business” events will be held at Moffat House Hotel on Wednesday 8 February and at Huntingtower Hotel in Perth on Thursday 9 February.

The aim of these events, which will feature a compelling line-up of speakers from home and abroad, is to look at how managing grazing can help improve the bottom line for sheep and beef producers. The events will also help disseminate the key messages from the three year QMS Grazing Group project, which is due to end in March 2017. 

Both events will guide farmers through the key principles of grazing management, and demonstrate how this can help unlock the potential in grazed grass. Those who attend will also hear from farmers from around Scotland how they have successfully implemented changes to their grazing regimes to improve their businesses.

Emily Grant, Grassland Co-ordinator at QMS commented: “As we move towards the end of the current Grazing Group project, it’s been fascinating hearing from grazing experts and farmers from Scotland and overseas.” 

“Through understanding grass as a crop, maximising its yield and quality and then matching this with nutritional requirements of livestock, we can adjust grazing regimes to make the most of grass and help reduce input costs. These events will give livestock farmers the chance to come along and hear how better grazing can lead to better business.”

To reserve you place at either of the two events phone QMS on 0131 472 4040 or email info@qmscotland.co.uk.

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