The Scottish Smallholders Festival is being held at Forfar Mart on Saturday 23rd October 2021 and will, as usual, have an equine showcase featuring many of our native breeds. The Eriskay Pony Society will have a stand with information boards, advice, a chance to catch up and, of course, a pony.
The Festival aims to have many breeds as possible of pigs, sheep, goats, alpacas and cattle on display, as well as the equines, along with their owners and breed societies, so smallholders and aspiring smallholders can make the right choice of livestock to suit their situation. Visitors will also be able to have a look down the poultry lines to see the different breeds of birds available.
The seminar programme follows a theme this year and talks will be focused on sustainability on the smallholding. There will be an exciting and varied range of seminars and talks that run throughout the day when you can hear about all aspects of sustainable farming from dung beetles to heat pumps, and measurement to green grants.
The Festival Trade Exhibition will showcase the best suppliers and services for smallholders and small scale producers, including equipment, machinery, renewable energy generation, food production, grassland management and livestock husbandry as well as fibre produce and skills development. You will also be able to learn about crook and stick making as well as bees and honey, and talk to farm based organisations.
The Festival aims to inform, educate and inspire, and to give you the opportunity to access information and advice from experienced practitioners that will support and encourage you in your future smallholding ventures. It is an event not to be missed. More information can be found on their website https://ssgf.uk/