Clynelish near Brora in Sutherland is run by Jason and Victoria Ballantyne in partnership with Jason’s father Murdoch.
The tenanted farm covers 121 hectares of grass and hill supporting 75 suckler cows and around 500 ewes. A further 80 acres of rough grazing is rented locally. A Sheep Stock club of 235 Ewes provides extra size and viability to the business.
Jason and Victoria 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 Clynelish 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.
Find out more about what's happening at Clynelish
Clynelish Case Study (953.85 KB PDF)
HiFEN: Group visit to Mid Coul Farms AD Plant - July 2016 (475.24 KB PDF)
Clynelish: Flock Life - February 2015 (917.84 KB PDF)