Posted: January 24, 2024

Strathspey Monitor Farm: Introductory Video

Auchernack is an 800ac farm in the Speyside valley. The family have farmed here since 1946. Today, it is run by Malcolm Smith. He farms alongside his son Calum, who is employed full-time. Sammie, Malcolm’s wife is also a partner in the business and she runs a successful self-catering business.

Malcolm has 140 suckler cows and 120 store cattle. The focus is on store calf production using predominantly Limousin sires. For ease of management, cattle are overwintered indoors.

Calving is split with a third of the herd calving in autumn/winter and the remainder in spring.

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