Aberdeen-Angus breeder and Junior Vice President Alex Sanger is runner up in the 2015 Scotch Beef Farm of the Year. The aim of the annual Award, run by AgriScot and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), is to showcase excellence in the production of cattle in Scotland and raise the profile of the dedication and stock management skills behind the production of Scotch Beef.
Rosemount Farms, Prettycur Farm, Hillside, Montrose, comprises 525 acres of owned land and 208 acres rented. All the cattle are pedigree Aberdeen-Angus and include 125 spring calving cows; 45 winter calving cows; 14 in-calf winter calving heifers and 45 bulled heifers for spring calving.
Steers are sold as stores or finished depending on market and heifers not retained are sold for breeding to both the home and export markets. Feeding of the herd is predominantly forage-based either as grazed grass, silage or treated straw.
“It was a pleasure to visit three farming families who all rightly share a real pride in the way they run their businesses. All three share a dedication to their and a focus on the market place for the stock produced on the farm, whether that be suckled calves, store animals, finished cattle or high quality breeding stock,” said Douglas Bell, Head of Industry Development with QMS.