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Harvest at Rothiemurchus Farm

The Farm Year – Where Timing is Everything

The Farm Year – Where Timing is Everything Prolonged snow and ice in early 2023 made for a tough daily routine on the farm, with a sledge hammer required to break ice on water troughs each morning for many weeks. It also meant a challenging spring calving, with more calves than usual requiring help. But… Read more »

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Rothiemurchus Farming Year

Rothiemurchus Farming Year 2022’s mild winter meant an early sowing of crops and a successful spring calving for both the Highlands and the crossbreed herds. Construction of a new cattle shed was completed in July and it is now home to 80 calves! By providing a winter home for our spring-born crossbreed calves they can… Read more »

A new feeder at Rothiemurchus Farm

Our new TMR feeder at the Farm By Grant Mackenzie, Farmer, Rothiemurchus Farm Here at Rothiemurchus Farm we are always looking at ways to improve our practices and continue to work alongside our delicate environment. Recently we introduced a TMR (total mixed ration) feeding system to our cattle which means I now have complete control of… Read more »

Harvest on Rothiemurchus

Rothiemurchus Farm Through the Seasons

Rothiemurchus Farm Through the Seasons   In farming, weather is crucial and often dictates day-to-day decisions. Winter 20/21 saw truly exceptional weather and snowfall week after week, with temperatures hitting an incredible low of -18 at farm level. Snow fell into early May which meant that spring barley was later sown. Thankfully the farm team… Read more »

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It’s a Farm Life!

Our Farmer, Grant Mackenzie, provides us with an overview of a year on the farm at Rothiemurchus: I do not know one farmer that will tell you that ‘this was a long year’! There is never enough hours in the day for me and this year has been no exception! Rothiemurchus is a beautifully dynamic… Read more »