Entries by Jean Arnott-Glennie

Farming Insights – Goat Farming

This month we found out a little more about one of our clients who have been specialising in Goat meat. Maxine Tarry and her partner, Ian Garden are farmers in Aberdeenshire. Between them, they manage an arable, sheep, beef and goat enterprise, specialising in High Health Status Goats for both breeding and meat production. They […]

Farming Insights – On Farm Lead Poisoning

In spring time, when the livestock are turned out of their winter housing onto grass pasture, there can be an increase in cases of lead poisoning. Often these involve young cattle who are naturally inquisitive of their new surroundings. As Bruce Stevenson are highly active within the farming community as a trusted insurance broker, we […]

Farming Insights – Post Brexit Funding

Jean Arnott-Glennie, our Farming and Estates Account Executive was recently invited to a seminar hosted by Shepherd & Wedderburn Solicitors where Scottish Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy & Connectivity, Fergus Ewing SNP MSP was the keynote speaker. The discussion began with a reminder as to why the Common Agricultural Policy was originally set up […]

Farming Insights – Harvest

It is safe to say it’s been a challenging season.  The mild winter resulted in little frost to kill off any malingering weeds and bugs. This was followed by a fantastically warm and dry spring and talk of an early harvest. However the 6 week drought impacted on the spring sown crops as well as […]

Farming Insights – August 2017

What a difference a year makes! This time last year we were looking at one of the wettest summers and very difficult conditions in the run-up to harvest. In addition we had to contend with the uncertainty caused by Brexit and the weakened pound. 12 months on and although there has been occasional flooding and […]

Royal Northern Spring Show

The Royal Northern Spring Show held in Inverurie was the first event of the year for our Farm & Estates Team. The annual event at Thainstone Mart, attracted a record 8,000 visitors.  The ‘Ladies Day’ was in honour of Ms Janelle Anderson – the society’s first lady President. Visitors included the Princess Royal, making her fifth […]

Farming Insights – August 2016

Since the last edition of Farming Insights, we have had one of the wettest summers in recent history along with Brexit, the Agricultural Show season and still more rain! In previous years, silage work has started by the end of May in the North East of Scotland. Due to the weather this year, as in […]

Turriff Show 2016

The 152nd annual Turriff Show in Aberdeenshire on Sunday 31st July and Monday 1st August.  The show is shaping up to be one of the best yet with a fantastic showcase of agricultural and outdoor excellence with over 200 traders, lively competitions and a packed programme of shows. Jean Arnott-Glennie our Farms and Estates Account […]

Farming Insights – Lambing

This month’s edition concentrates on the reality of the Lambing Season which many of our land based clients have recently experienced. The majority of people outside of the farming community do not have an understanding of just how tiring and unrelenting lambing can be. We have the have highs as well as lows but unlike […]