The Integrating Trees Network is managed by Scottish Forestry and the Scottish Government
Andrew and Seonag Barbour, and their family farm Mains of Fincastle, Pitlochry. A 540 hectare (1,334-acre), organic hill farm, sitting at over 1000 feet above sea-level rising to 1300 feet. Its home to a herd of 50 suckler cows, made up of a small fold of Highlanders crossed with Whitebred Shorthorn to produce the basis for the suckler herd. These cows are crossed with a Limousin producing 18-month-old store cattle. Along with 400 Texel X producing finished lambs from mainly rough grazing.
The sheep are run on the in-bye through the summer and rough grazing are used by sheep in late summer/autumn and again after tupping through to lambing. The cows are on the rough grazing through the summer months.
Carbon, shelter, shade, browse early bite of grass, increase in productivity of stock, saving on feed costs, better financial returns, productive timber, working capital and long term investment.