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Hello and welcome! 

This month we want to highlight a range of forthcoming events, especially five events across the south west looking at how cow tracks can benefit dairy farms.  We've also got a new video from our advice line team to talk you through the range of financial or practical support we can offer your business, be it an Integrated Land Management Plan, Carbon Audit, or mentoring for new entrants.

As always, if you've got any questions or need any support, then do call our helpline on 0300 323 0161 or email

Forthcoming events:

We have a wide-range of free events coming up in the next few weeks.

On Track for Progress

Incorporating cow tracks into a dairy grazing system can increase herd productivity and profitability whilst helping Scotland work towards net-zero emissions.

Join us to learn more
We are holding a series of events for farmers in South West Scotland where we will explore how best to benefit from cow tracks.  Each event will offer the opportunity to hear from progressive dairy farmers who are benefiting from established cow track systems and a chance to view the tracks in-situ.

These events will focus on:
  1. Cow track design and siting
  2. Construction material options for cow tracks
  3. Maintaining cow tracks
  4. Grazing systems best suited to cow track systems
  5. Managing lameness and locomotive scoring in the dairy herd
For more information and your local event, see our website here.

Farming in the Online Age

Technology can be a great asset to the business but to get the most out of it you need to feel confident about using it safely. Come along to one of our fun, interactive events and learn the basics – you won’t need a computer.


AgriBusiness News August 2019

Along with the usual articles on beef, sheep, dairy, cereals and potatoes, this month we have an update on Brexit and the actions you can look at to prepare for a potential no deal scenario.

 Read more -> 

Animal Welfare Update July 2019

This month we're looking at tips for injecting cattle and sheep, grass that got ahead and a ragwort warning.

 Read more -> 
Crop Health Update - August 2019

Heat and water should be good for promoting bumper yields – but the reality of juggling harvest activity with heavy downpours is rather less idyllic. 

 Read more -> 

What can FAS do for you?

Our advice and grants page details the range of support that the Farm Advisory Service can help you with.  Here are two of our team to talk you through what's available and how it can help to support your business.

Take our survey on lambing to claim a free Farm Advisory Service thermometer

Earlier this year we launched our hypothermia tool to help sheep farmers tackle hypothermia in newborn lambs.  We received a lot of positive feedback from this tool but many farmers told us that they didn't have a thermometer as part of their lambing kit - which can be a vital tool.
If you're a sheep farmer, we want to find out more about your experience with lambing and hypothermia so take our very brief six-question survey, and we'll send you one of our Farm Advisory Service branded thermometers.
Take the lambing survey now!
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