More choice, less carbon
Grazing from a variety of both naturally-occurring and specially-planted grass and herbs, our home-bred herd helps us to reduce our carbon footprint. By trampling on less palatable, older grass – and selecting only what they want to eat – the cattle isolates carbon in the form of organic matter, also aiding the build of new soil.
At Balcaskie, we know being organic isn’t just about avoiding chemicals. So we’ve also planted over 50km of hedges and consistently work with nature to ensure healthy soil, diverse pasture and naturally healthy livestock.

From field to you
Calves stay with their mothers for the first grazing season, then move on from suckling milk to eating fresh grass through summer and autumn. In the winter, all cows are housed until spring comes back around.
The youngstock is gradually weaned and housed on straw bedded yards and fed on a homegrown diet of organic grass silage and straw.
Bred locally by experts, our quality beef comes to you from Balcaskie Estate Farm.

Natural and organic
Grazing on diverse species of grass all year, our organic sheep mix with our cattle. Because of their different eating habits, they complement one another. Species such as Chicory are introduced to the grass, benefiting
from natural health and enabling the stock to select their diet according to their needs.
At Balcaskie, we know being organic isn’t just about avoiding chemicals. So we’ve also planted over 50km of hedges and consistently work with nature to ensure healthy soil, diverse pasture and naturally healthy livestock.
From field to you
Our lambs are born between March and the end of April. We use native Suffolk tups (rams) earlier in the year, with the hardy offspring accustomed to the temperamental Scottish spring and making the best use of that early grass. Later in the season, we use Texel tups – they’re slower to finish and help balance supply with the seasonal grass growth.
Naturally reared and fed only in pasture, our quality lamb is brought to you from Balcaskie Estate Farm.

Stock Information

If you have purchased beef from us at Bowhouse in July, the information below relates to the animals which were available.

Beef;

Ear Tag No; UK 5418255 04100

Breed; British Shorthorn

Sex; Female

Date of birth; 04/04/17

Dam (Mother id); UK 5418256 02169 Sim X Luing

Sire (Father id); UK 5424731 00450 British Shorthorn

Place of birth; 418/0028. North Baldutho Farm, Arncroach, Anstruther KY10 2RY

Date slaughtered; 08/06/2019

Place of slaughter; ABP. Ruthvenfield Rd, Inveralmond Industrial Estate, Perth, PH1 3XB

Vehicle transport to Abattoir; Farm own transport.

Dead weight; 406.6kg

Grade; R+4+

Medicine record;

19/04/17          Vecoxan           35ml    Batch No. 14FQ057     Coccidiosis

20/10/17          Rispoval            5ml      Batch No. 234669        Respiratory Vaccine 1st dose

20/10/17          Pasteurella        2ml      Batch No. 247381        Pasteurella Vaccine

23/11/17          Rispoval            5ml      Batch No. 234669        Respiratory Vaccine 2nd dose

08/05/18          Levacide           45ml    Batch No. 7451-33A    Lung Worm treatment (High faecal egg count before turnout)

Movements;

04/04/17 – Born at North Baldutho. KY10 2RY

31/05/17 - Grazed in Ranch field, North Baldutho.

01/12/17 - Moved to Lochty Farm (KY10 2SA) for winter housing.

08/05/18 – Turned out to grass at Balcaskie, Cow and Angle field.

11/12/18 – Housed for winter at Lochty

07/06/19 – ABP abattoir Perth.

10/06/19 – Jamesfield, Perth - Minick Artisan Butchers

12/07/19 – For sale at Bowhouse Market Weekend