Beef

  • BEEF - Genetics and Nutrition are key for Mains of Gallery

    25 Aug 2017

    The Gammie family made the move from Kingswells on the outskirts of Aberdeen down to Fordoun, Laurencekirk in 1971 where father Ronald and his three sons Norman, Douglas and Alastair now farm four units at Hatton Mains, Mains of Gallery, Davo Mains and Easter Tulloch. An acreage of 2450 is farmed, with 1100 owned and 1350 farmed under contract. In addition to the 705 acres of grass, a mix of...

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  • BEEF - Consistent Feed Value and Contented Cattle with Ammonia Treated Straw

    25 Aug 2017

    At Mains of Arnage, Ellon, Aberdeenshire they have been using ammonia treated straw to feed cattle for over ten years. The farm run by Andrew Biffen, his partner Fiona Bradley and Andrew’s son Matthew, treated 600 bales in 2016 from 250 acres which is mainly sown to spring barley. The ammonia treated straw has provided bulk feed to their herd of 130 commercial Simmental x Limousin cows when...

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  • BEEF - Maxammon Barley Produced Dramatic Results

    25 Aug 2017

    David Renton, and his father Ivor, run High Highlaws Farm near Morpeth. The 500-acre farm has 200 breeding cows including 40 to 50 pedigree Limousins. The rest are Limousin crosses or British Blue cross. High Highlaws is mainly pasture but about 40-50 acres of spring barley is grown in rotation for feed and as a break before reseeding with grass. “Previously we crimped the barley for a high...

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  • BEEF - Rumitech aiding performance with improved grading and killing out percentages

    25 Aug 2017

    Purchasing most of their finishing cattle from the Orkney Isles in the north of Scotland, the Wilson family aim to finish the cattle on an intensive 150-200 day finishing period, using a finishing ration which includes Harbro’s Rumitech. Trading as A T Wilson and Co, Michael, along with wife Carol and parents Thomson and Moira, put on average 36 cattle per week direct to Woodhead Brothers in T...

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