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Lambing and grassland to the fore at research farms

WE ARE in the middle of lambing here at Kirkton and Auchtertyre, as I’m sure are most of the farms in the West Highlands.

While the weather at the start was changeable, this past week has been glorious. Lambing is never easy but the good winter and early spring have created conditions which are about as good as it gets. We have plenty of grass for the time of year and the ewes are in good condition. This means they have plenty of milk for their lambs and are very motherly.

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