Farming

Mindrum is a working mixed farm.  We have a number of productive enterprises including sheep, cattle, arable, forestry, biomass and sporting activities.  The farm provides homes for many of us who work on the farm and a number of others who are part of the community here on a permanent or temporary basis through let houses and holiday lets.

mindrum cowsOur flock of mule ewes produce fat lambs with our annual cycle based on a spring lambing.  We run a closed herd of suckler cows, breeding our own crossbred heifers from Simmental and Angus Bulls.  Our Terminal Sires are Limousin bulls.

We have an Arable Rotation, growing a range of cereals and forage crops.  A significant proportion of the farm consists of old grass.

We have a number of different woods of various types providing shelter and wood for a variety of purposes.  The forestry operation provides wood chip biomass to power a number of properties and buildings on the farm.  We also support a range of sporting and entertainment activities through the year.


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