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Deadline approaches for monitor farm applications in Scotland

Staff Writer |
Nine new monitor farms are wanted across Scotland before the application deadline closes on September 30.

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Farmers are wanted in Nithsdale, the Scottish Borders, North Ayrshire, Lothians, Mearns and Angus, Lochaber, Morayshire, Sutherland and Shetland.

The new programme is building on the initiative that was first launched in 2003 and will be jointly run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds and is funded by a £1.25 million bursary from the Scottish Government and the European Union’s knowledge transfer and innovation fund.

The purpose of the new programme is to establish monitor farms to improve the profitability, productivity and sustainability of producers through practical demonstrations, sharing effective practice methods and the discussion of up-to-date issues.

It will adopt a whole farm approach and will help build a resilient business, introduce innovative ideas and highlight the importance of collaboration.

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