Sheep

  • Bucket success in Arbuthnott

    3 Sep 2018

    Richard Wilson runs Wairds of Alpity in Arbuthnott, Aberdeenshire. Originally from Ireland, Richard moved to Scotland 45 years ago with his parents and brother who he farmed with for over 30 years before setting up on his own. The farm consists of 500 acres, most of which is grass with 50 acres of barley under sown which goes into the silage pit. Straw is purchased from farms nearby. Richard cu...

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  • Three step nutrition approach delivers sheep success on the Isle of Mull

    18 Jun 2018

    Antium Farm is home to Fiona Boa, who with her semi-retired parents Hugh and Lorna run 2,000 acres at Dervaig in the Isle of Mull, off the West coast of Scotland. The family have been on the site for the past 40 years, where they currently keep 40 suckler cows, 30 pigs and around 600 ewes. Due to the nature of the land the majority of the sheep are kept out on the hill, amongst the bracken an...

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  • SHEEP - Energyzing the flock with buckets and grass

    6 Feb 2018

    Andrew Cullens, along with his brother Ian and father James, manage Dollarbank Farm outside Dollar, central Scotland. Andrew is a fourth generation farmer on the tenanted 3,000 acre estate which has been in the family since 1912. Their hill location is home to 2,100 breeding ewes which are mainly Blackface with some Scotch mule. Due to the landscape, the farm is predominantly laid to grass. Do...

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  • SHEEP - Tighter lambing licked with Feet, Fertility & Worms

    6 Feb 2018

    Cameron McIver runs 240 ewes on his mixed farm at Wester Coltfield near Kinloss in Inverness-shire. Foot rot in his flock prompted him to look at the mineral intake of his sheep, and with the help of leading nutritional experts, Harbro, he has seen the positive results that have gone beyond foot health to better general flock performance. Cameron, who also grows spring barley for malting and...

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  • SHEEP - Nutritionally preparing for lambing 2018

    6 Feb 2018

    Harbro Technical Director, Willie Thomson discusses preparing the ewe for the 2018 lambing season in his latest Press & Journal columnĀ 

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