Farmers Journal Scotland

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Driving down the calving spread
The Biffens family has worked hard to reduce their calving spread and reduce the average age of their herd. John Sleigh reports.
Raise the sheep margin by 18%
The gross margin per hectare for sheep on the programme farms rose by 18% over the three-year programme, writes John Sleigh
Getting calves thriving off grass
Last year Mark Mackay achieved an average growth rate of 1.26kg/day until weaning at 200 days on his cattle farm in Caithness.
Farm Profit Programme: beating the drum for beet
Andrew Biffen thinks his fodder beet is ‘top of the crops’ this winter as he kept 40 of his cows on it from November until the start of February.