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Our sheep started lambing in April. Pictured here are our two-day-old Black Face sheep twins.Photos on Flickr
At the end of November, we had a surprise arrival on the Wester Kittochside farm. One of our Highland cows – Ceo V had a calf. He is a cross between a Highland and Aberdeen Angus and has been named Loachan.
Competing Clydesdales, Highlands and Shetlands took to the show-ring in July. Visitors were amazed by stunt riding, children tried out the Hobby Horse Arena and alpacas, ponies and therapy pets greeted everyone.
This year there has been a good silage harvest, with a yield that will sustain our livestock throughout the year and especially throughout the winter months.
The first of our new season of calves arrived on Saturday 16 February 2019.
In January we began scanning our sheep to find out how many were pregnant and whether they were carrying singles, twins or even triplets.
Our sheep started lambing in April. Pictured here are our two-day-old Black Face sheep twins.
In April, we were delighted to announce the arrival of Angus, who was born over the Easter weekend. He was named by a young visitor who saw him being born. Here is Angus with his mother Kittochside Candys Admiral GP82 or Candy for short.
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