28 April 1995

An event with a lot to offer

SCOTSHEEP 95 will be opened by MLC chairman Don Curry, who is a Northumberland sheep farmer and chairman of North Country Primestock, a lamb marketing co-operative.

The event is open to the public from 9am to 5pm on May 26 and admission is £5.

There is a record trade stand entry of more than 100 organisations, plus 26 breed societies.

The event is organised by the Scottish region of the National Sheep Association, in conjunction with the Scottish Agricultural College and with sponsorship from the Bank of Scotland.

&#8226 Land:

685ha (1693 acres) total.

526ha (1300 acres) ploughable.

60ha (150 acres) hill.

40ha (100 acres) woods.

58ha (143 acres) rough grazing.

&#8226 Altitude:

200-430m (650-1400ft).

&#8226 Rainfall:

760-820mm (30-32in).

&#8226 Crops:

80ha (200 acres) spring barley.

8ha ( 20 acres) swedes.

90ha (222 acres) silage.

73ha (180 acres) silage/grazing.

&#8226 Grazing:

435ha (1073 acres).

&#8226 Cattle:

340 suckler cows.

700 bought in suckled calves.

&#8226 Sheep:

2000 Scotch Mule ewes.

500 hoggs.

25 Suffolk ewes.