The Integrating Trees Network is managed by Scottish Forestry and the Scottish Government
Andrew Adamson is a 4th generation farmer at Netherurd Home Farm, a farm of 570 acres, near West Linton, where the family have been since 1940’s. Andrews’s wife Jayne, their daughter Hazel, and son Jon, also live on the farm. Andrew is in partnership with his mother and Jayne helps out on the farm when required.
The farm is 721 to 1150 feet above sea level, providing excellent grassland, grain and fodder crops for fattening the 200 bought in store cattle. This is alongside 690 Scotch Mules and Texel crosses ewes, and 150 Texel ewe lambs tupped per year, producing prime lambs.
Netherurd has 98 acres of woodland, which provides shelter from wind and inclement weather, and provides shade for the stock in summer months. The continued management of the woodland has provided the farm with an alternative income and is an enhancement to the landscape. 28 acres of this area have been planted within the last five years to assist in the continued diversification of the farm.