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    NFUS Hosts Another Successful Hill Farm Event

NFU Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Farm & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) together hosted another successful hill sheep farming event on Monday 14 August which played host to a number of people from farmers to industry professionals, all with an interest in the future of hill farming.


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The event, which was the second in a series of four events on farms across Scotland, aimed to bring together the real farmers who face the daily challenge of farming in the hills and allow them to benefit from dialogue with each other and with industry decision makers.

Monday’s event was kindly hosted by Farquhar Macrae at Conchra, Dornie, Lochalsh.

Nigel Miller, NFUS Livestock Committee Chairman, said:

“This event was of huge relevance to those who attended as Lochalsh is in one of the most extreme hill areas of Scotland.

“Hill sheep farmers Scotland-wide are facing particular challenges at present but what is really obvious is that they are committed to helping themselves and to becoming actively involved both in the development of their own businesses and in the wider decision making process.

“The workshops which took place had the collective aim of raising awareness and understanding of best management techniques and practices and to ascertain particular issues arising within the sector. Sharing experience, best practice and opportunities is the best way to tackle obstacles and work towards a better future.

“The feedback we received from participants was incredibly informative and positive and will not only help to shape future decision making but will also ensure that NFUS is able to tailor future events to member demands and assist more closely in the development of hill farm businesses.

“We now look forward to holding further successful events on 21 August at Auchmore Farm, Muir of Ord and on 23 August at Bragleenmore Farm, Kilninver Argyll.”

link NFUS Hosts Hugely Successful Hill Farms Event
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