Lothians Monitor Farm

Bill Gray (left ) And Peter Eccles (right ) Header

Those interested in being involved in the project should Colin MacPhail, one of the project facilitators, on 07747 046 461 or at colin@macphailconsulting.co.uk

More information

Prestonhall Farms and Saughland Farm are working together as a joint monitor farm in the Lothians. These two neighbouring farms were once part of the same large estate and although they are now separate businesses, the two farms have maintained close links since the estate was divided into three 20 years ago.

The two farm managers who will coordinate the project, Bill Gray at Prestonhall and Peter Eccles at Saughland, are positive that their partnership will strengthen as they work together as a joint monitor farm. Prestonhall Farms is an arable enterprise of 660 hectares growing cereals and oilseeds on a five year rotation.

Currently the farm devotes approximately 120 ha to spring barley, with 160 ha winter wheat, 70 ha winter barley, 70 ha oilseed rape and 60 ha oats, along with over 100 ha permanent pasture and 78 ha of woodland. Saughland Farm comprises of 320 hectares with 70 hectare arable, 1,900 breeding sheep and 55 suckler cows where all progeny is sold finished or retained for breeding.

The Scottish Monitor Farms programme is being funded by £1.25million secured from the Scottish Government and European Union’s Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund. It is run jointly by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.

Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\mainSite-contentRelatedLinks.xslt