• Keeping hill farming alive on Dunalastair Estate

    11 Mar 2021

    Scottish hill farming can produce top quality livestock from essentially low in-put systems. At Dunalastair Estate near Kinloch Rannoch, Farm Manager Finlay McIntyre is achieving just this through breed selection, good grassland management and ensuring stock are getting access to the right nutrition. Covering 16,000 acres, the estate is home to 2,000 predominately Blackface and some North Coun...

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  • Pre-tupping advice

    8 Oct 2020

    With tup sales in full swing and tupping about to get under way, our Beef & Sheep Specialist Jordan Aitken recommends Feet & Fertility is on your shopping list. There is plenty grass around just now and supplementing with our Feet & Fertility bucket will boost ewe health and fertility and help increase scanning percentage. The ewes and tups will only take 25-50g per head per day,...

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  • 2020 lambing list service

    20 Feb 2020

    Download your 2020 lambing list now

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  • Dedication, determination and attention to detail the only way to turn out tups

    26 Aug 2019

    by Jill Hunter Many factors have to be considered when turning out tups, including: genetics, conformation, body condition, feet, feeding, fertility and health. It all needs to come together at the same time and be completely spot-on come sale day. This doesn’t happen by chance. It takes great determination, meticulous attention to detail and utter dedication to bring everything together. Yea...

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  • Combining the best nutrition and management with epigenetics to shape the future of sheep

    12 Jul 2019

    How can we combine nutrition and management to get the best out of the genetics we have? The best place to start is by looking at the nutrition of the ewes and the tups before tupping. The concept of epigenetics is a simple one. All lambs are born with the same genetic potential. Genes are either switched on or off. The genes we’re interested in are the genes which get us the results we want....

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