Farm Walk: Millairies, Dumfries and Galloway

15 August 2013 16:30 - 15 August 2013 19:30

Alan Brown, Millairies, Sorbie, Newton Stewart, DG8 8AL

Farm Backgroud: 250 acres of Beef and sheep (including sheep milk cheesemaking). Millairies is a mixed beef and milking sheep farm, where we grow some crops to feed the calves and sheep. We turn all our milk into cheese on farm and buy in some organic cows milk and some goats milk. The farm now produces as much as it did before it was organic in the 90's.We have been using local rock dust to remineralise and adding to our dung to help produce a compost with added value. Our new project for 2013 includes two wind tubines linked to local community. For more information, please visit our website: www.gallowayfarmhousecheese.co.uk  

16:30pm - Arrival with refreshments
17:00 - Farmer/Grower host will provide and overview of the holding and what to expect to see on the walk.
17:15 – 19:15 approximately – Farm Walk
19:15 – Departure

Attendance is free but advanced booking is absolutely essential. We will send out directions prior to the walk.

 



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