By Kind invitation of the Fisher family
Date of visit: Thursday 12th July 2018
The meeting was sponsored by Watson Seeds
History of Farm:
Meikle Larbrax Farm was bought in 1955 with a total acreage of 650. in 2009 a further 700 acres was included when Meikle Garnoch was
Total acres 1350. There is no rented ground.
Rainfall average approximately . 40-45 inch
Height above sea level . From sea level to 300ft.
Acres allocated to silage are as follows:-
1st Cut 190 acres
2nd Cut 100 acres.
Big bales are used as required to manage the
Following a major reduction in the sheep numbers in 2011 the farm is now left with 75 easy care ewes. Winters are taken on.
Spring cereals: 120 acres barley and some oats.
Main calving period
Breed: Solaire cross with a Charolais bull
Based on home grown barley and silage.
Target LWG for stores 1.2 kilos a day.
Heifers are sold at 400kg and steers 420kg.
John and son Johnny.
A tractor man who is mainly a digger driver, but
also provides other help around the farm, when
Holiday rentals. This is Rosmary Fishers department and has been developed as an important alternative income to the farm enterprise. (see advert)
Also five windmills.