David and Nicola Barron run Nether Aden farm, a mixed unit in Aberdeenshire. The farm covers 208 hectares where David rears and finishes 110 suckler cows.
Crops at Nether Aden include spring and winter barley, whole crop, winter wheat, winter oilseed rape plus grazing and silage ground. David has also made use of shelterbelts.
David and Nicola have volunteered to work with SRUC as a Climate Change Focus Farm. Over the three year initiative, David and Nicola will look at practical measures that suit Nether Aden, improve farm efficiency and reduce the farm carbon footprint.
How can you benefit from work at Nether Aden?
Reducing the farm carbon footprint can save you money. A series of on-farm meetings looking at practical ways to improve production are underway at Nether Aden; they are free to attend and all farmers are welcome.
Find out more about what's happening at Nether Aden
Nether Aden Mixed Case Study (870.65 KB, PDF)
Nether Aden: Hydrogen & improving fuel efficiency - Jan 2018 (775 KB, PDF)
Nether Aden: Farm walk - arable & livestock update - July 2017 (593.79 KB, PDF)
Nether Aden: Cattle Housing & Health - Dec 2016 (682.27 KB, PDF)
Nether Aden: Maximising grass and forage efficiency - Nov 2016 (614.17 KB, PDF)
Nether Aden: Feeding cattle for better returns - Oct 2015 (691.49 KB, PDF)
Nether Aden: Improving Farm Profitability; Soils, Grass and Crops - June 2015 (711.67 KB, PDF)
Nether Aden: Grassland Production & Utilisation - March 2015 (767.74 KB, PDF)
Nether Aden: Fertility and Nutrition in the Suckler Herd - Nov 2014 (631.58 KB, PDF)
Nether Aden: Profiting from Improved Efficiency - Oct 2014 (309.21 KB, PDF)