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Farming facts What we produce

Cattle and sheep farms

Some farms specialise in either cattle or sheep production, but many farms keep both. In Scotland, cattle and sheep are usually reared extensively – they are mainly fed outside and on grass and they are only housed in the worst weather or when they are lambing or calving. Many of these farms are in the LFA (Less Favoured Area) scheme and the combination of beef and sheep, sometimes mixed with a small area of cropped land, brings various benefits in biological and landscape diversity.

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