Programme monitors Lochaber farm
FORT WILLIAM farmer Chris Cameron, of Strone Farm, opened his gates to the local farming community last week.
Strone Farm was recently announced as the Lochaber monitor farm and on Thursday January 26 held the first in a series of meetings.
Nine monitor farms have been established around Scotland in a joint initiative by Quality Meat Scotland ( QMS) and AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds to help improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the businesses.
Strone Farm will be hosting a series of 18 meetings over the next three years. The focus will be on the technical and financial challenges that the Camerons face.
The 1,200-hectare hill farm, located in the Great Glen, is run by Chris in partnership with his father Malcolm and mother Eileen. The family, who are tenants of Lochiel and Achnacarry Estate, runs 550 North Country Cheviot ewes and 40 Limousin cows.
For more information about the monitor farm programme visit www.qmscotland.co.uk or cereals.ahdb.org.uk.
Above: the Lochaber Monitor Farm team, left to right, Morven Macarthur (SAC Oban, facilitator), Chris, Eileen and Malcolm Cameron; and, below, those who attended the event.