Over the past twenty-five years we built up our Beef Shorthorn breeding herd purchasing select females at the start from Glenisla, Dunsyre and latterly from Coldrochie.
To compliment those females we have introduced genetics from New Zealand in the form of embryos which we feel will bring something different to our herd which will in turn offer genetics to others which will perform in the UK environment.
Performance recording is something we have stuck with from the start and our cows are all now classified, we have a strict culling policy which means we are continually improving the quality and functionality of the herd.
Our aim has always been to build a herd of cows which we are proud of and which deliver in many different ways, they need to be able to produce saleable products whether its high quality Scotch Beef, breeding females for retention or sale and breeding bulls which will perform in herds throughout the country.
With the herd now numbering 100 cows we have strength and depth in numbers and have the capacity to keep several bulls which can be matched with cows to produce calves that will meet the demands of the modern beef industry.
We usually sell between 12 and 15 Beef Shorthorn bulls per year which are made available for sale once they have been back fat scanned in May, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Current stock sires include:
Fearn Capercaillie a Bundaleer Yahoo Serious son and Fearn Wyvis grandson.
Fearn Elmer a Fearn Bundaleer son and Belmore Fuel Injected grandson.
Fearn Godfather a Dakota of Upsall son who we sold for 10,000gns in 2015 before buying him back for 20,000gns in Stirling in 2018.
Fearn Jimmy ET a Broughton Park Diplomat son out of Austins Bonny 08064 P.
Fearn Jono ET a Kevlyn Downs Embassy son out of Austins Lassie 03002 ET AUS.
Fearn Kippen a Dakota of Upsall son out of Fearn Elle Passion E994 (P) VG 87
We keep a herd of Luing cows at our farm in Sutherland where they are ideal for foraging on low quality grass found along the shoreline.
They out-winter on in the sand dunes and produce weaned calves which are moved south to Fearn to be grown on for breeding and or finishing. Most of our original females were purchased from the isle of Luing and as with our herd at home they have a good health status being Johne level 1 and BVD accredited and vaccinated.
We usually have breeding heifers available for sale and keep the best young bulls for use in our own herds or to sell privately.
Alongside our stud cows at Fearn we keep thirty crossbred cows which are used to produce crossbred calves which are either kept for breeding, sold for breeding or finished on farm.
These cows are run with one of our stud bulls and are sometimes used as recipient females for our embryo transfer program.
All heifers and steers are weaned and wintered outside on fodder beet, in the spring they are transitioned onto grass after being split into two groups, breeding heifers and finishing steers and heifers.
Finishing steers and heifers are rotationally grazed throughout the summer and by September they are sold prime either to woodheads or cut and packed privately.
If you would like more information about our freezer packs please get in touch.