We are a mixed livestock and arable business managing various units in the area, which offer a diverse range of opportunities and challenges.
Our main unit 600ha unit at Fearn grows 180ha of spring barley for the malting industry, with the rest of the farm either in grass or forage for both the cattle and sheep.
120 Shorthorn and Shorthorn cross breeding cattle, produce pedigree bulls and surplus breeding heifers which are sold annually and steers which are sold prime off grass.
Our sheep enterprise consists of 4000 breeding ewes, lambing both indoor and outdoor from mid-march onwards.
Our stud flocks of Texel, Aberfields, NZ Suffolks and Beltex produce rams for our on farm ram sale held every august where we sell 140 performance recorded High Health rams to buyers from all over the UK.
Our unit in Sutherland comprises of 130 ha of all grassland running 50 breeding Luing cows and 1000 North Country cheviot ewes. We rent a further 300 ha to support this stock all within 5 miles of the main unit. An additional unit is also contract farmed by ourselves running 50 Luing cows and 350 breeding ewes.
Our ewe flocks varies in breed depending on the unit, but all units are run on the same ethos – “Forage bred, Performance Lead”