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A Very Special Heifer makes 6800g at the Jalex Sale 28th December 2022

A Very Special Gaskbeg Heifer – Sold at the Jalex Select Heifer Sale for 6800g on the 28th Dec 22

She was born on Gaskbeg in June 2020 and sold to Blair Duffton in August last year.  He brought her on and took her back to Thainstone and won the Champion Native, he described her as one of the best animals he had ever brought to Thanistone.

Sired by Gaskbeg Royal Producer more affectionally known as Ted

Wonderful snow for skiing, but the Funicular is still closed – give backcountry skiing a go?

After having a very mellow mild November, -10 plus this morning was a bit of a shock !  We haven’t had much snow just a covering but further North and East there has been quite a bit of snow, enough for some good skiing, unfortunately Cairngorm Mountain  is not open yet! according to their website they are hoping to be open soon and their season passes run from the 21st Dec.   If you are feeling fit you can walk or use skins on your skis and ski up to the top and ski down very quiet runs!  Tiso in Aviemore offer equipments hire (£35 per day Ski touring package).

A November to remember

November has been an amazing month (apart from the last week which has been more like normal November weather) the temperatures have been phenomenal for this time of year.  The top photos are of the drive at the beginning of the month just hanging onto the last of their leaves.  The Rowan tree has lost all its leaves leaving just the berries, what a feast for the birds!

The farm has been very busy getting the tups out, and getting everything ready for the cows coming in for the winter.


Autumn colours galore

What an amazing autumn we have had temperatures up to 14 and not going below 8 at night quite astonishing for the end of October.  The changing of the clocks is what really signifies winter though, it was really getting dark by 5.30 today!.

Just about to start gathering in the ewes off the hills, hopefully Ewan and all the dogs will be heading out to the high tops at the weekend, so I hope the weather stays peaceful

A wee note for anyone travelling between Laggan and Newtonmore, the road has been re surfaced which is great but they have left very dangerous ‘tar cliffs’ at the edge of the road which could cause serious damage, please be very careful.

Beautiful day to end July

A beautiful day to end July, and to go for a swim in the Spey.  House martins in full feeding frenzy to keep up with their growing chicks, and some cool ewes who are very happy to have their coats off.

We still have availability in August so please get in touch.

Glorious Summer

Bog cotton amazing this year, this picture is just up the back on the flats before you head up the hill.  Which is were the cows are heading for the summer as part of our environmental scheme

First signs of Spring?

After a very stormy February, March is definitely feeling a bit more like spring.  It is lovely to see the crocuses out and the grass starting to  going green, although quite often the weather does this – just as you think it’s spring we are plunged back into winter  with a few inches of snow!

Staying with winter, the ski centres have been having some fantastic days, and we have had ski mountaineers out on our hill reporting good conditions and great skiing.


Twins !!

Janet one of our pedigree shorthorn cows has had twins!

What do we name them?  For once it was easy, Fiona who works with us, her mum is Janet and she has a sister called Shirley

Say Hello to Fiona and Shirley!

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