Farm­ing se­crets

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Pupils from Toll­brae Pri­mary headed down to the farm to learn more about how their food is pro­duced.

The group of 26 class­mates from P3 were shown around Easter­house Farm by owner Derek Dou­glas and his son Trevor, the Air­drie Cen­tral coun­cil­lor.

Young­sters vis­ited the dairy cows and sheep as well as see­ing a ro­botic milk­ing sys­tem in ac­tion and sit­ting in the farm’s trac­tor.

It was part of the pro­gramme of farm vis­its or­gan­ised by the Royal High­land Ed­u­ca­tion Trust.

Derek said:“The faces of some of the kids when they see where their milk comes from were just amaz­ing. – they had no idea of the ef­fort that goes into mak­ing a pint of milk.

“They all fell in love with the baby calves and were in awe of the size of our bull Steve, who weighs more than 950kg.”

Coun­cil­lor Dou­glas said:“It was a plea­sure to join the kids from Toll­brae Pri­mary as they vis­ited the farm where I spent my child­hood and can be found at week­ends.

“While it’s ex­panded and turned more me­chan­i­cal, you can­not miss the de­light and won­der they all have as to the process of mak­ing our food. I’d en­cour­age all lo­cal schools to speak with RHET about visit­ing a farm near them.”

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