GALAWATER ABERDEEN ANGUS HERD

 

 

 

 

 
 

PirntatonABOUT US

The Farm

Pirntaton lies in the Moorfoot Hills, halfway between Edinburgh and the Borders town of Galashiels, in the renowned livestock producing “Galawater Valley”. The total area of the farm is 590 Ha with about a quarter of the land being classified as Rough Grazing and rises to almost 1700 feet above sea level. Around 90 % of the farm lies at over 1000 feet. Pirntaton has been in the family since 1960 when my Grandparents bought the farm and made the move from Galston in Ayrshire.

The Stock

We run around 170 suckler cows, of which 95 are pure Aberdeen-Angus. Our aim is to build up the number of pure cows to around 100 top quality females. Our pedigree herd is very young, having been established in 1999, however we feel that we have built up a very pleasing and productive group, containing some very sound genetics. Our pure bred cattle are managed alongside our herd of commercial Angus cross cows and are selected, managed and culled with exactly the same goals in mind. We calve outside during May and June, with our heifers calving at two years old.

Running alongside our cattle enterprise are 1800 breeding sheep, including renowned flocks of pure bred Texels, Suffolks and Scottish Blackfaces.

The People

As I have said we are a family run farm, with the business now run by Jim Logan and his mother, Elizabeth. Jim is married to Jane, whose family (Sinclair) at one time managed the famous “Dalmeny Herd” of Lord Roseberry at South Queensferry and also the renowned Ballindalloch herd in Speyside. The Sinclair family still farm on the Dalmeny Estate. Jim and Jane have two children, Jamie and Beth. Both the children are very keen on the farm and already have their own “imaginary” bulls.

The business employs four full-time men, Stockmen, Dave Kinloch and Stuart Mann,  and shepherds, Jim Yuil and Derek Redpath, who also looks after another 1300 breeding sheep on a neighbouring estate, managed by the business.

 


Pirntaton Farm
Fountainhall, Galashiels TD1 2TH

Telephone: 01578 760 335 Email: [email protected]