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NAME :Duncan McEwan (824/0035)

FARM NAME :Arnprior Farm, Stirling

DESCRIPTOR :Arnprior farm is made up of approx. 330 ha of land, growing a variety of crops including 100 acres of Hybrid dry, 100 acres gluten free oats, 50 acres of hay and an acre each of pumpkins, potatoes and turnips. As well as a variety of crops, the farm currently accommodates 1000 mule and cheviot cross breeding ewes. The farm also houses a 200kw biomass boiler with a sole purpose to dry grain during harvest
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NAME :Andrew Elliot (258/0042)

FARM NAME :Bedshiel Farm, Berwickshire

DESCRIPTOR :Bedshiel farm covers 1359 ha of ground in the Scottish Borders, of which 878 ha is classified as SSSI. The farm is managed as an extensive livestock farm with approximately 1,200 North Country Cheviot ewes and 45 Angus cross suckler cows. The farm also has 10 ha of woodland, which was planted on some of the least productive areas of land on the farm.
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NAME :David Aglen, Farms Manager (413/0002)

FARM NAME :Balbirnie Home Farms, Fife

DESCRIPTOR :Owned by the Balfour family, Balbirnie Home Farms comprises of 1600 ha, covering a large area to the east and west of the farm. The mixed arable livestock farm, comprises of approximately 250 Simmental cross cows and a variety of mixed arable and vegetable crops. The farm also hosts a number of renewable energy activities including a biomass boiler, 3 wind turbines and a large area of commercial woodland.
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NAME :Robin Young (715/0006)

FARM NAME :Waterside Farm, Stirling

DESCRIPTOR :Based just north of Stirling, the 100 ha farm is primarily made up of grass for grazing and silage production for the herd of 160 Ayrshire/Jersey cross Friesian dairy cows. In recent years the family have looked closely at dairy practices in New Zealand and have taken many ideas and applied them to their unit to increase productivity. The farm is home to approximately 4.5 ha of woodland which was planted on areas of unproductive land.
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NAME :Stephen, Sheena and Donald MacKenzie (762/0122)

FARM NAME :Auchmore Farm, Ross-shire

DESCRIPTOR :The upland livestock unit comprises of approx. 300 ha which is largely made up of rough grazing, hill type land, with a smaller hectarage hosting permanent and temporary pasture. The farming enterprise comprises of 75 Shorthorn and Saler cattle and 300 cheviot ewes. As well as the livestock enterprise, the Mackenzie’s have two 500Kw wind turbines, and a 100kW hydro unit which is powered by a small hill stream. In 2003 a small woodland consisting of 14.1 ha of Scots Pine and 6.4ha of birch, alder and rowan were planted.
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NAME :Niall Macalister Hall (156/0012)

FARM NAME :Torrisdale Estate, Campbeltown

DESCRIPTOR :Torrisdale Estate comprises of approximately 358 ha of land of which a large proportion is hill ground. Home to out wintered sheep, the farm also hosts two renewable energy sources. A hydro system which uses water from the Lephincorrach Burn and a log fuelled biomass boiler.
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NAME :Angus MacFadyen (175/0004)

FARM NAME :Bragleenmore Farm

DESCRIPTOR :Reaching 1400ft, Bragleenmore is made up of approximately 90 ha of ‘in-by’ ground of which only 16 ha is ploughable. The remaining 1100ha is upland hill ground. The farm is managed as an extensive livestock farm, accommodating a maximum of 950 sheep over the summer months. The farm is also home to around 30 Aberdeen Angus cows.
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NAME :Kate Rowell (646/0005)

FARM NAME :Hundleshope Farm, Peeblesshire

DESCRIPTOR :Based on the Haystoun Estate, Hundleshope Farm, covers around 780 ha of ground, of which a large proportion is heather hill. The farm carries around 75 suckler cows and around 800 ewes with enough grass and barley grown for feeding stock. Kate and Husband Ed were the first QMS monitor farmers in Peeblesshire back in 2012.
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NAME :Laurel Foreman (020/0159)

FARM NAME :Wark Farm, Aberdeenshire

DESCRIPTOR :Wark farm is a mixed livestock organic unit situated on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park. The farm is home to a small herd of 26 pedigree breeding Belted Galloway cattle and a flock of 280 pure bred pedigree Hebridean sheep.
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NAME :Cameron Ewan (231/0109)

FARM NAME :Meikle Toux Farm, Banff

DESCRIPTOR :Farming in partnership, Cameron and Fiona Ewan own 180 acres of ground just a short distance from the Moray coast. A further 150 acres is rented close by mainly for grazing. The farm carries approx. 70 spring and autumn breeding cows as well as 200 breeding ewes, their offspring and a further 500 store lambs are bought in from Quoybrae late summer. The farm also hosts a 15kw Proven wind turbine, which was commissioned in 2010. Two thirds of the power generated is used on farm, with the remaining exported to the grid.
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NAME :David Lawrie (488/0011)

FARM NAME :Cuthill Towers Farm, Kinross

DESCRIPTOR :Alongside his family, David manages 365 acres of cropping and grazing land, as well as an additional 200 acres which is rented out and about. The farm grows a variety of crops including winter and spring barley, beans and peas to feed the herd of 270 milking cows and their followers. The farm also generates its own power through a 50kw wind turbine, which was installed a number of years ago. More recently, a biomass boiler was installed to heat the farmhouse.
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NAME :Guy Lee (774/0016)

FARM NAME :Sandystones Farm, Jedburgh

DESCRIPTOR :Just North of Jedburgh, Guy and family run a 160 acre unit of mainly arable ground, which a further 20 acres rented for grazing. The farm houses 4000 organic laying hens, 400 fattening Aberdeen Angus cross cattle for Waitrose supermarket as well as 60,000 game poults. The farm also runs a 190kw biomass boiler which heats 5 houses and runs the grain dryer in the autumn and 50kw of solar panels which were installed in 2012 to generate power for the hen shed.
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NAME :John Weir (393/0019)

FARM NAME :Lacesston Farm, Cupar

DESCRIPTOR :John farms 470 acres of land just outside the small village of Gateside in Fife. A large variety of crops is grown on farm, focusing primarily on winter wheat and spring barley. In recent years, John has reduced his herd of breeding cows to 15 and buys in around 40 finishing beasts annually. The farm also grows 35 acres of potatoes, which are stored on farm. The remaining cold store capacity is rented out to neighboring farms. An 80kw wind turbine and 50kw's of solar panels are also located on farm to generate power to run the cold store.
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NAME :Martyn Berguis (796/0020)

FARM NAME :Over Langshaw Farm, Galashiels

DESCRIPTOR :Martyn and Lucy Berguis run an organic dairy farm outside the Scottish Borders town of Galashiels. As well as the dairy, the farm has 4000 organic laying hens and lambs 220 llyen ewes annually. The unit comprises of 460 acres of land, of which 250 is ploughable. The farm invested in a 73kw wind turbine in 2010, the first of its type in Scotland. The farmhouse also hosts 4kw's of solar panels. In Spring 2017 the farm planted almost 8 acres of woodland, in areas of unproductive ground.
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NAME :Matt Jack (413/0026)

FARM NAME :Carriston Farm, Glenrothes

DESCRIPTOR :Carriston Farm is owned and managed by two generations of the Jack family. The unit comprises of 235 acres of arable and grazing land with a further 750 acres rented around the Glenrothes area. The family calve approx. 165 limousin cross cows in the spring as well as 380 pure and cross texel ewes. The farm grows a number of crops including wheat, barley, beans, carrots and shopping swedes. A 100kw wind turbine was installed to generate on farm power with any surplus is sold to the grid.
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NAME :Peter Chapman (036/0027)

FARM NAME :South Redbog Farm, Strichen

DESCRIPTOR :Peter Chapman and his family run approx. 1000 acre unit, outside the Aberdeenshire village of Strichen. Of the 1000 acres, around 800 are in arable rotation, with the remaining in permanent and temporary grassland. Peter runs a herd of breeding limousin and simmental cross cows, of which the offspring are taken right through to fattening on farm to supply Perth based abattoir ABP. Over the last 10 years, 4 Enercon E48 wind turbines have been installed at South Redbog Farm, taking full advantage of the Northerly winds.
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NAME :Elaine Booth & Peter Robertson (035/0009)

FARM NAME :Ednie Farm, St Fergus, Peterhead

DESCRIPTOR :Passed down through four generations of Elaine's family, Ednie farm currently consists of around 580 ha where they grow a variety of arable crops and house approx. 170 Aberdeen Angus cross beef suckler cows and their followers. Over the last ten years Elaine and Peter have introduced a number of renewable initiatives on farm to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. The farm currently hosts 3 0.8MW wind turbines, has 50kw of solar panels on agricultural buildings and has a 750kw biomass boiler, which is fueled with their own wood supply to dry arable crops over the harvest season.
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NAME :Hamish Watson (031/0372)

FARM NAME :Balring Farm, Mintlaw

DESCRIPTOR :Balring Farm is owned and run by Hamish Watson, covering just over 1000 acres of ground on the outskirts of local town, Mintlaw. The farm is primarily made up of arable crops, with a small amount of permanent pasture for let and woodland to stock his on-farm biomass boiler. On site, Hamish runs a 500kw biomass boiler, which is largely used to dry grain over the harvest seasons. As well as this, a CHP station is located on farm, which heats three houses and the workshop.
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NAME :Sion Williams (801/0010)

FARM NAME :Carterhaugh, Buccleuch Estate, Scottish Borders

DESCRIPTOR :Bowhill Estate is located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, covering a vast 8800 acres of land between the Yarrow and Ettrick Valleys.
The main farming holding on the estate is Carterhaugh, which is predominately a hill type farm which carries all the young stock (cattle and sheep), hosts a 32,000-laying hen unit and two renewable energy initiatives: solar panels and an AD plant. The farm also grows a number of crops including winter and spring barley, oats and kale.

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NAME :Sion Williams (801/0009)

FARM NAME :Faulds, Buccleuch Estate, Scottish Borders

DESCRIPTOR :Bowhill Estate is located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, covering a vast 8800 acres of land between the Yarrow and Ettrick Valleys.
Faulds is another unit within the Bowhill Estate which carries around 220 suckler cows predominantly Shorthorn X. where the Charolais is used as a sire for the bulk of the Beef calves. The herd are currently managed under the Premium Health Scheme which monitors animal health through testing and good management. The farm also contributes towards the QMS benchmarking data collection.

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FARM NAME :Aberdeen Grain

DESCRIPTOR :Aberdeen Grain is a grain storage facility, cooperatively owned by 180 farmer members to store and dry a range of arable crops in the heart of Aberdeenshire.In 2014, the coop installed 4 biomass boilers which would replace the need to buy gas and oil to dry the intake of grain. Saving the co-op on average £150,000 a year this saw the facility reduce its gas and oil bill from 750,000 litres to a small 150,000 litres per annum. The dryers are capable of drying approx. 3000 tonnes of grain every day in the height of harvest.
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FARM NAME :Grampian Growers

DESCRIPTOR :Grampian Growers is a farmer owned cooperative based on the East coast of Scotland on the outskirts of Montrose, Angus. Grampian Growers are committed to improving sustainability through every day and long-term business practices which included the installation of 200kw of solar panels from 2014. The majority of the power generated by this source is used on site to power the plant operations, with the exception of June when the facilities are a little quieter.
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FARM NAME :ANM GroupLtd

DESCRIPTOR :Aberdeen and Northern Marts, part of the ANM Group, is one of the largest farmer-owned auction businesses in the UK delivering a growing range of services and benefits to its members and customers and plays a major role in Scotland’s agricultural economy.
The Group is committed to its core business of livestock marketing which comprises of 5,000 farmer share-holders, but is also highly diversified with interests in the land market, non-agricultural auctions, events and the catering/hospitality industry.
The ANM Group is based in the heart of Aberdeenshire, just outside the town of Inverurie. On site, ANM host two renewable energy sources; a biomass boiler which heats the offices within the facilities and a number of solar panels.

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