Young farmers Kirsty and Aimee Budge have spoken about their second Monitor Farm meeting, which took place yesterday.
The sisters, who have been running Bigton Farm with the help of their family since 2014, insist the three year venture aimed at improving productivity and efficiency in agriculture is well worthwhile.
It comes after the first Monitor Farm meeting, which was held in early February, was a resounding success.
Yesterday’s meeting proved equally as popular.
Kirsty said almost 67 people attended the event, with many insisting they had learned much during the day.
“We had a fantastic turn-out, with 67 folk here at the farm,” she said. “Everybody was really enthusiastic. Lots of people came up to us and said they had learned a lot, even older members of the farming community. So we both think we had a very successful day.”
Aimee said those attending heard about the importance of protein in a ewe’s diet in order to ensure lambs stay healthy.
At the meeting, vet Jim Tait described ways in which lambs can be lost during the busy lambing season, and described ways of preventing losses from taking place.
• More details on the Monitor Farm meeting will be contained in the next Landwise, out next month.