Stephen and Sheena Mackenzie run Auchmore Farm just outside Muir of Ord in partnership with Stephen's brother Donald.
The farm covers 303 hectares of mainly grass and hill ground. Crops include 8 ha of turnips and 40 ha of forestry.
The farm runs 85 autumn calving Shorthorn and Salers. Calves are sold as stores. There are 250 pure Cheviot ewes plus an additional 800-1000 lambs bought in to finish.
Stephen and Sheena have volunteered to work with SRUC as a Climate Change Focus Farm. Over the three year initiative, they will consider practical ways to improve farm efficiency which can also reduce the farm carbon footprint.
How can you benefit from work at Auchmore and the Focus Farms Highland Farming Efficiency Network?
Reducing the farm carbon footprint can save you money. A series of on-farm meetings to consider practical ways to improve profitability are underway at Auchmore, Corrimony and Clynelish farms who are working together as a ‘Highland Farming Efficiency Network’. Meetings are free to attend and all farmers are welcome.
Highland Farming Efficiency Network - Auchmore Farm
Auchmore Case Study (917 KB PDF)
HiFEN: Group visit to Mid Coul Farms AD Plant - July 2016 (475.24 KB PDF)
Auchmore: Optimising animal performance - lameness and nutrition - Nov 2016 (1.6 MB PDF)
HiFEN Introductory Meeting at Auchmore - September 2014 (630.98 KB PDF)