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GREAT FROM GRASS PRODUCTION SALE

Friday 30th of August 2024

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Our 13th annual ‘Great from Grass’ on farm and online production sale is taking place this year on Friday the 30th of August and this year we have made a fairly significant change in that we are adding cattle to our sale offering!

For the past three years we have had a cattle sale in January and whilst its worked well on the whole we feel we would like to reclaim that time of year for winding down over Christmas and taking some holidays early in the new year. From a well being perspective we recognise that we need to build switch off periods into our working year and as a result have decided to combine both species on the same date in August.

It would be fair to say we have some extremely exciting cattle on offer with the first sons and daughters of the £25,000gns Palmerston of Upsall available, a maternal half-brother to the 2023 top priced bull Fearn Rhuiridh and various other exciting genetic combinations which would be suitable for both stud and commercial operations.

Also available on the day will be a selection of Luing bulls from the Scott Farming and Scotsburn herds including sons of Plenderlieth Wizard who has sold bulls to 32,000gns.

Whilst buying a bull in August does give time for the animal to settle into his new surroundings its not for everyone and wintering is available if anyone requires this service.

Having spoken to both the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society and the Luing Cattle Society both have agreed to support the sale and we look forward to working with them in the lead up to the sale.

Our selection of rams and gimmers is strong, we have culled hard as usual and what’s on offer represent an excellent opportunity to purchase top quality breeding sheep with thirty years of selection behind them.

On the day we will have various sponsors in attendance as usual without them the day just wouldn’t be anywhere near as special and never fear Quintin from the Storehouse will be in attendance with the pizza landrover and we will have suitable refreshments on hand in case your thirsty.

Welcome to Fearn Farm

 

The Scott Family have farmed at Fearn on the Easter-Ross Peninsula for five generations who have each added their mark to what is now a modern mixed farming business with high quality livestock at its core.

Fearn’s traditional blend of sheep, cattle and crops hasn’t changed, the family still find that a mixture of enterprises suit them, the land capability and the environment.

With soils ranging from light sand through to heavy clay the home farm is well suited to growing high quality cereal crops such as oats and barley and forage crops such as fodder beet, swedes, kale, forage rape and stubble turnips, for livestock which are outwintered.

In the mid 1990’s pedigree livestock were introduced and over time have become a prominent feature with the family selling various different breeds of cattle and sheep for breeding both privately and online via Yourbid at the farms annual ‘Great from Grass’ annual sale.

The management of the farm is largely undertaken by John and Fiona Scott, who farm in partnership with Johns parents, Janet and James, Under the J Scott & Partners Banner.

In recent years the farm has increased in size with 466 ha owned at Fearn Farm itself and 560 ha rented across Easter Ross and Sutherland.

John and Fiona also run Scott Farming Ltd which is made up of 60 head of Pedigree Luing Cattle to produce breeding stock along with native bred finishing cattle.

In 2020 the family opened ‘The Mill at Fearn Farm’ 4 star luxury accommodation which sleeps up to 14 in adjacent buildings, farm tours are also available for those who would like to find out more about the farm.

If you would like any more information on any of our enterprises please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

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