Whitriggs Farm Walk & Talk
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Date: 18 July 2019
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Meeting point: Whitriggs Farm
Visit focus: Diversification and farm succession
Whitriggs Farm is kindly hosting a Walk and Talk on the 18 July, which will look at farm diversification and succession. Whitriggs Farm, near Denholm in the Scottish Borders, is run by Robert and Lesley Mitchell and their son Stuart.
The Mitchells, who are keen to both develop their farm business and safeguard it for future generations, currently farm 442 hectares of mainly semi-permanent and permanent grassland. They also grow approximately 40 hectares of winter wheat and oats for feeding their stock.
The Mitchells have 170 suckler cows, which are a combination of Beef Shorthorn cross and Aberdeen Angus cross, and have recently diversified into farming 200 red deer. The farm has also applied to become organic.
Directions to Whitriggs Farm will be sent separately to participants.
Booking information: This event is free of charge but booking is essential. To secure your place please email Clare Sturla, SE Regional Support Officer; firstname.lastname@example.org