Grain dryers and Monitor Farm update

Monitor Farmer Brian Matheson speaks to AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Scotland Manager Gavin Dick at the Monitor Farm meeting on 24 July 2014, about what Brian has learned so far and options for a grain dryer on farm.

BrianandCarolineMatheson

BrianandCarolineMatheson

Black Isle growers Brian and Caroline Matheson from Ballicherry Farm in Balblair run a mixed enterprise of 332 hectares, consisting of 190 hectares of spring barley grown for certified seed and malting, 42 hectares of winter wheat grown for certified seed, 25 hectares of oilseed rape and 35 hectares of potato and carrot lets, together with 40 hectares of permanent grassland carrying 100 ewes, 100 over-wintered cattle and 25 suckler cows. The farm also carries out carrot growing and mobile grain dressing contracting operations. Caroline operates a Care Farming enterprise which runs alongside the commercial farming operation.

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