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Stuart Mitchell

@WhitriggsStuart

Young Scottish farmer living the dream!! Organic Cattle, Deer and Arable farmer. Mob and bale grazing, Low input system that works for family, animal & farm

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This heifer needed a little tlc after an intervention at calving last week. Handy having this catcher and using a fence reel to guide her in quietly. Saved a bit of running about.

This heifer needed a little tlc after an intervention at calving last week. Handy having this catcher and using a fence reel to guide her in quietly. Saved a bit of running about.
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Cows finally finding some grass. Mobing up quicker this year as calfing has had a very fast start, 87 out of 122 (71%) in the 1st 14 days

Cows finally finding some grass. Mobing up quicker this year as calfing has had a very fast start, 87 out of 122 (71%) in the 1st 14 days
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Very clever lapwing has thankfully laid its eggs next to a wet spot so I could easily spot it. Let's hope the gulls and the 4 buzzards going about don't spot it. Left big bit round it so not as easy spotted. ๐Ÿคž

Very clever lapwing has thankfully laid its eggs next to a wet spot so I could easily spot it. Let's hope the gulls and the 4 buzzards going about don't spot it. Left big bit round it so not as easy spotted. ๐Ÿคž
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As much as its been a sodden wet winter, most of our winter oats have thrived well in it. Never seen growth like it and so clean. This field will have absolutely nothing done to it between sowing and harvest. No tramlines

As much as its been a sodden wet winter, most of our winter oats have thrived well in it. Never seen growth like it and so clean. This field will have absolutely nothing done to it between sowing and harvest. No tramlines
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Calm before yet another onslaught rain and wind ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ. 10 days until calving (officially) starts. Bales finish on Sunday and they head down off the hill on Monday.

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Horrendous weather still but the daily moves continue. Will it dry up enough for round 2? (Will it ever dry up ๐Ÿ™)

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Happy Easter! Everything is enjoying the sun today. Skylarks cheeping away ๐Ÿ“ข. Deer were weaned on Thursday and are all settled. Think both groups were happy to get some peace from each other ๐ŸŒž

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Maybe the sun went to my head today but all the young cattle got turned out this afternoon. They will be moving a whole field per day and get them round most of the farm in the next few weeks. Plenty grass to eat just have to make sure they don't sink trying to eat it ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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New addition to the Whitriggs team. Hollie Margot Mitchell born 15/3/24. Eilidh is over the moon with her wee sister. Everyone home and recovering well

New addition to the Whitriggs team. Hollie Margot Mitchell born 15/3/24. Eilidh is over the moon with her wee sister. Everyone home and recovering well
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๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ The Mitchells run PfL certified Whitriggs Farm in the Scottish Borders. They have made bale grazing that little bit easier by designing a roller. If you were at Groundswell last year, youโ€™d have seen the roller outside our tent...1/3

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Our Head of Research, Nikki Yoxall, introduces our current research project. Six Pasture for Life farms across Scotland and England are exploring the practice of bale grazing for overwintering cattle in a project run by Pasture for Life, Innovative Farmers & AHDB Beef & Lamb

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Heifer (1st & 2nd calvers) mob finished their bale grazing this week. Gained an extra month on last year so only going to be in for 6 wks. Bvd vaccine on the route. Unless there is any nonsense at calving time these shouldnt be handled again until scanning/weaning in November

Heifer (1st & 2nd calvers) mob finished their bale grazing this week. Gained an extra month on last year so only going to be in for 6 wks. Bvd vaccine on the route. Unless there is any nonsense at calving time these shouldnt be handled again until scanning/weaning in November
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It's amazing where live goes. Never even had the goal of speaking at Parliament previously but really pleased to have done it and be part of this group

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Delighted to be speaking at The Scottish Parliament this evening along with Pasture For Life farmers to talk about our Scot Gov Rural funded Knowledge Transfer project work this year ๐ŸŒฑ
Agroecology: Strengthening Livelihoods

Delighted to be speaking at The Scottish Parliament this evening along with @PastureForLife farmers to talk about our @ScotGovRural funded Knowledge Transfer project work this year ๐ŸŒฑ Agroecology: Strengthening Livelihoods
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Edinvale Farm ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‚ Aside from that
They are the healthiest calves I have bred (so far)
No pneumonia
No antibiotics
Nothing shoved down their necks
No injections
No straw used
Young grass tidied up without damage
No mucking out
But miserable at times for stockman

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