Farming at home alongside her father and uncle, Stephanie Dick of Mains of Throsk Farm, Stirling, is responsible primarily for the cattle side of their family enterprise. Alongside her father’s pedigree herd of over 800 Limousin and Aberdeen Angus cattle, the 26-year-old now has her own herd, and is very actively involved in preparing their bulls for market.
Commenting on the impact Farmstock Futures has had on her, Stephanie said:
“I have found it really great to meet so many likeminded people, and it is very interesting to see how different people are doing such different things. I have loved being part of a group where we can all interact and learn from one another, from both a mental perspective and a technical one, in terms of new practices within the industry. I really do think it is hugely beneficial to everyone’s businesses.
“It is so important for the younger generation to have choices in such changing times. The younger generation are far more technologically and digitally minded and to keep progressing forward now our voices need to be acknowledged, as technology is the future.
“Farmstock Futures offers a chance to meet new people and to learn from them. The past year has shown just how much you need people, and now if any of us ever encounter problems we know there are people there to reach out to if there is no one else.”