Dear Producer Just to let you all know that the next meeting of the Central Lamb Group has been arranged for Wednesday 20th August. Parks of Aldie is owned by Sir David Kinloch and is run by Alan Sim. They farm a flock of 900 mule ewes plus hoggs across 255 hectares (630 ac). The farm has 164 ha (404 ac) down to grass, 32 ha (80 ac) of spring barley, 52.5 ha (130 ac) of woodland and game crops and 6.5 ha (16 ac) of kale/turnip mix grown for lamb finishing. Ewes lamb indoors to Suffolk, Suffolk/Beltex, Texel/Beltex and Beltex rams. Lambs are sold from late June onwards with as many as possible being sold off grass. All of the lambs [...]
Farm Stock (Scotland) Ltd is a farmer owned, livestock marketing co-operative dedicated to maximising returns to livestock producers. Based in the Scottish borders and operating throughout central and southern Scotland, it is owned by five regional livestock marketing groups – Scott Country Lamb, Lothian Lamb, Galloway Lamb, Ayrshire Lamb and Caledonian Organics. With well over 1000 participating farmers, Farm Stock is the largest single co-operative of its type operating within the Scottish livestock industry handling large numbers of both sheep and cattle with an annual turnover in excess of £12 million.
As a farmers’ co-op Farm Stock’s role is to ensure that producers achieve the highest possible net returns by maximising livestock prices and by minimising marketing costs. Prime stock are marketed on a deadweight basis to a UK wide network of abattoirs and store and breeding stock are traded direct from farm to farm.