Beef from the hills Wednesday 27.05.2015

Beef from the hills

 

The event, organised by the SBA, was held by kind permission of the Alexander family at Mains of Mause, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Peter and Murray Alexander run a suckler herd of 1000 Limousin cross cows and a commercial flock of 2000 Blackface and Mule ewes extending over four units.

 

With a tremendous display of stands including animal health, handling equipment, and many breed societies there was a great display to capture the interest of many beef farmers.

 

Visitors to the stand came from the length and breadth of Scotland from the Borders to Orkney. The farm tour in particular saw farmers queue through the day for the hour long trip round the immaculately turned out Mains of Mause.

 

With producers more and more aware of trace elements and efficiencies bolus enquiries came in a steady stream throughout the day. There was much interest in the Smalltrace Calf and Smartrace Cattle in particular as farmers look to get calves off to the best possible start then moving on to the single dose easily administered Smartrace to cover the crucial bulling and calving periods.

 

Yet again our new 24.7 Smartrace for Lamb Bolus pop up stopped farmers in their tracks with many enquiries and great interest in this new product. There would appear to be very few systems this new product won’t fit and few farmers who wouldn’t see the benefit of this 120 day supply of Se, Co and I.

It was good to catch up with many of our distributors who either had stands too or who were just there for the day, including Harbro, Davidsons Veterinary Supplies and Carrs Billington.

   

 

Thank you to all that visited Agrimin's stand and also to the Alexander family for holding the event.