Monitor Farm Scotland: Shetland

Past Event - booking closed

8 June 2019

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Ness Boating Club, Eastshore, Virkie, Shetland, Shetland Islands


The next Shetland Monitor Farm meeting will be held on Saturday 8 June 2019, courtesy of Kirsty and Aimee Budge from Bigton Farm, the Shetland Monitor Farm.

We have Jim Logan from Printaton Farm coming to speak to us. Printaton extends to 1,400 acres (570 ha) rising from 750ft to 1,700 ft and has a mixture of temporary and permanent grass with a significant area of rough grazing. Among other changes he has adopted rotational grazing which has allowed a significant increase in the size of
his ewe flock.

Jim will be speaking about the process of change covering where his buisness was and where it is today

We are heading to Scholland Farm to follow up on the forage crops that our Chairman, Jamie Leslie, has been experimenting with. Jamie will be speaking about

  • fodder beet
  • deferred grazing
  • grass YEN (yield enhancement network)


  • Derek will give an update on the farm business audit and the innovation funding
  • Kirsty and Aimee will give an update on what has happened on Bigton Farm since the March meeting including, lambing, calving and trials planned for this year.
Contact Info: 

For further information and to book your place (and lunch!) please contact facilitator Graham Fraser on 01595 693520 or email

The three-year Scottish Monitor Farm project, which is funded by £1.25 million secured from the Scottish Government and European Union’s Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund, is being run jointly by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds. 



If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 01595 693520