Whitriggs, Hawick virtual farm tour, 7.30pm Tuesday 29th November.
An ideal opportunity to visit Whitriggs farm hosted by Stuart Mitchell without leaving your home, no travel or inclement weather!
There will be plenty to see and discuss. In 2016 he replaced his ewe flock with deer which he now runs alongside his organic beef and arable farm. Restructuring the business has greatly improved efficiency and reduced labour requirements. He grazes his cereals in the winter and outwinters the cattle incorporating bale and mob grazing on the hill. Come along and see and hear how he does it. Hear what his highs and lows have been, the challenges and lessons learnt.
Whitriggs is a mixed organic farm in the Borders. It has been shortlisted in the Farmers Weekly Awards 2022 under the mixed farm category and was a Borders Monitor Farm. The business is run by Stuart, his wife and parents. They finished conversion in August and farm a total of 442 ha. 50 hectares of which are cereals (35 ha winter oats and 15 ha spring barley). There are 350 red deer and 140 Shorthorn and Angus suckler cows.
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