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Winter to remember for the wrong reasons

SRUC Kirkton and Auchtertyre research farms manager

IT LOOKS like this winter is going to be one that we will remember for all the wrong reasons.

There has certainly been more snow this year than in any of the previous six I have been at Kirkton and, speaking to local farmers, opinion is that it has been one of the most challenging for livestock ever.

As our stocks of hay and silage are getting low, it has become more and more difficult to source quality fodder. We are lucky that some of the other SRUC farms have some spare and are willing to contribute.

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