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Our Livestock Team Consultants combine specialist knowledge and practical experience to provide you with the information and guidance to help you meet the challenges presented by today’s beef and sheep industry.

SAC Consulting is a unique consultancy service. Working closely with local offices, veterinary services and research colleagues; we offer integrated and independent advice.

We can identify on-farm solutions for more profitable and sustainable livestock production systems using knowledge at local and regional level.

How can we help?

  • We can offer independent reviews of your beef and sheep production system and give suggestions on ways to improve productivity and profitability

  • When it comes to housing your cattle and sheep, we can offer advice on alternative bedding materials and ventilation in sheds

  • Maybe you are looking to keep your cattle and sheep outdoors for longer and find out what forage crops could help you to achieve this; we have knowledge and expertise on that too

  • We can assist with a financial appraisal of your business to help identify where your greatest costs are and where improvements could be made

  • We have knowledge and expertise in the nutrition of cattle and sheep and can do complete rations for various classes of stock or a double check of your current ration to see if improvements are needed

  • We can also assist with implementing grassland management systems for your cattle and sheep

Areas of expertise

  • Cattle and sheep production systems
  • Technical and financial benchmarking
  • Grassland management systems and forage crops
  • Cattle nutrition
  • Cashflow budget monitor and options appraisal
  • Cattle and sheep records
  • Red meat supply chain initiatives and producer groups

Our knowledge and expertise is wide and varied so if you have a particular cattle or sheep problem or query that you are looking for assistance with then don’t hesitate to get in touch with the livestock team for independent and innovative advice.

Livestock Record Programme

Meeting all your livestock record needs

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Sheep & Beef News

Keep up to date with the latest developments in the beef and sheep industry.

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FeedByte

Expert ruminant livestock rationing software

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Paraban

Knowledge exchange for the control of Johne's disease in Scottish cattle.

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Preparing for next years calf crop: Managing fertility in the suckler cow

This webinar was delivered as part of a Scottish Government Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF) project called 'Feeding for fertility in the suckler herd'.

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SAC Consulting

Our consultants in 25 offices across Scotland and northern England turn research into advice and advantage for business and public sector alike.

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Vet & laboratory services

Our leading experts provide support to clients in areas animal disease, diagnosis and surveillance.

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Research services

Our work addresses health and productivity in animals, animal welfare and crops, promotes low carbon farming and increases farm output through efficiency and innovation.

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