A leading farm building design expert will be the guest speaker at an open meeting of Fermanagh Grassland Club tonight.
Jamie Robertson(pictured right), from Livestock Management Systems in Aberdeen, will be speaking on the topic “Improving ventilation in farm buildings” at the Club’s special meeting in the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen beginning at 8pm which is open to all farmers.
Jamie who has visited Northern Ireland on numerous occasions, spent a number of years working with the the former Scottish Agricultural College(SAC), at the Centre for Rural Buildings, now known as SRUC before becoming a consultant with the Livestock Management Systems and is well known throughout the United Kingdom for his views on ventilation systems in livestock buildings. He also worked at the University of Aberdeen.
At the meeting on Tuesday next, Jamie Robertson will be promoting good animal health through farm buildings. Through his research work, he has linked the need of plentiful air space with good animal health and development.
With the Farm Business Improvement Scheme expected later this year where there will be grants available for capital building schemes, next week’s meeting highlight the role buildings play in the growth and development of livestock.
The meeting is sponsored by the Vaughan Trust and is open to all farmers and those involved in farm buildings.