The cream of Angus inspires D&A students

With Brexit and the pandemic shaking our confidence in consistent food supplies, it’s good to know that our farmers are pushing the boundaries as far as efficient quality food production is concerned.

The Milne family have been farming their dairy and arable farm near Brechin for three generations. Their award-winning approach has seen them at the forefront of nationwide initiatives to prevent Johne’s disease in cows and has led them to become one of Scotland’s first Dairy Monitor farms, which encourages farmers to pool information to improve their businesses.

So, with that sort of farming pedigree, the College is delighted that Sandy Milne is on hand to give our full-time AgriSkills students encouragement and inspiration. His online talk about dairying in Angus is one of a series that the Landbased team have been organising during this academic year to keep our students in touch and up to date with rural employers and industry influencers.

Sandy Milne says, “We are always looking for enthusiastic young people to get involved in farming and I am delighted to share some of the passion that I have for this way of life.”

Lecturer, Peter Beattie adds, “We’re thrilled that a farmer of Sandy’s calibre is willing to support our students in this way. They may not be able to join Sandy on the farm at the moment, but there is still so much to learn about the dairy sector from a farmer with his depth of knowledge and experience.”