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AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year

The recipient of this year’s prestigious Scotch Beef Farm of the Year award is Drumbreddan Livestock Farm in Ardwell, Stranraer; Lamont, Daniel and Sally Hair run the efficient business and have created a unique system that generates cash flow throughout the entire year. Their ‘20/10 system’ involves their bulls being housed with their cows over three fifty-day periods throughout the year. This provides three calving periods in the year and results in healthy profits and more efficient use of their farm’s facilities. Read more about their unique and profitable 20/10 system:

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