Chewing the cud about cows and carbon

'Chewing the cud about cows and carbon' sets the tone for the day, with discussions to follow on how to build a more sustainable future for the beef industry – one which strikes a balance between tackling emissions and bolstering productivity.

  • Date: 9th June 2022
  • Time: 10:15am-3:30pm
  • Location: North East Scotland
  • Delivery: In-person
  • Type: Seminar


Attendees have the opportunity to participate in four interactive stations, all hosted by experts from the SAC Consulting Team. They'll cover all things beef, such as maximising the use of grass in a pasture-based system, dynamic health planning, methane inhibitors for beef cattle and putting virtual fencing into practice.

SAC Consulting specialists will be on hand to answer questions throughout the day and there will even be a nutrition update from David McClelland from Norvite, discussing how the war in Ukraine could impact winter feeding.

After lunch, which includes ample time for networking, there will be a panel session hosted by head of SAC Consulting, Andrew Lacey, posing the question ‘How does the Scottish beef industry prepare for the future’? A prestigious panel will explore the question with representations from Orkney and Shetland, in the form of Colin Davidson of Skail Farm and Kirsty Budge of Bigton Farm. Head of Agriculture for Virgin Money, Brian Richardson, will also take part in the session, alongside SRUC’s Senior Agricultural Economist and Policy Advisor, Steven Thomson.

SAC Consulting’s Kirsten Williams will chair the day’s activities and is delighted to play host to such an important event, at a crucial juncture in Scotland’s future agricultural policy journey.

  • Location: Cairnborrow Farm, near Huntly
  • Booking:

Please register by calling SAC Consulting’s Elgin office on 01343 548 787 or emailing

Chewing the cud about cows and carbon