Glenbervie Home Farm shortlisted for M&S Innovative Producer Award
By Louise Shankley | Posted 14th June 2016 | Awards
Glenbervie Home Farm has been shortlisted for a Marks & Spencer’s Farming for the Future Award in the category for Innovative Producer. This award is set to recognise producers who ‘champion sustainability and innovation.’
The news comes after Farm Manager, John Lohoar, recently introduced a new calving regime. Traditionally, the herd was calved in two blocks; once in spring and then again in the autumn. To improve the quality and quantity of the milk produced by the cows for their calves, the decision was made to move the autumn calving block to June. As a result of these changes, calf growth rates have improved and concentrate feeding reduced.
John commented, “We’re delighted to be named a finalist for this prestigious award and to be recognised for the work we have been doing. Innovation is one of our key values and we are always looking for ways to adapt and improve our processes.”
Judges commented that they were impressed by John’s enthusiasm for the Aberdeen Angus breed and his willingness to change the way things are done in order to improve cattle performance.
Award winners will be announced at the Royal Highland Show on Thursday 23rd June.