The first of our summer meetings takes place on:
Tuesday 10th June
At Hartwood Home Farm, Shotts, Lanarkshire
Main themes are:Maximising lamb growth rates in early season through good grazing and flock health management. Optimal weights for selling lambs.
Our host The James Hutton Institute farm 340 ha at Hartwood Research Station. The farm extends to 270 ha of rotational and permanent grassland, 28 ha of moorland with the remainder being shelter belts and woodland. The farm carries 440 breeding ewes and 160 Luing and Sim-Luing suckler cows producing yearling stores.
The flock is predominantly Mule, and home bred Texel cross and Suffolk cross ewes which are joined to Texel and Suffolk rams. The flock lambs indoors from early April onwards and are [...]