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Why the palm tree?
Nov 20, 2017

Why the palm tree?

One of the most common questions asked about our branding is, 'is that a palm tree on your shirt?'  Once we reply that it is, we are then asked, 'why?'  We're going to explain the origins of the Balbirnie Home Farms palm tree.

Farming improvements
Jul 29, 2015

Farming improvements

Improvements to our farming practices can have a positive influence on our financial and ecological health.

Harvest Update
Aug 22, 2013

Harvest Update

Following a normal autumn sowing season, we would expect to be approximately 30% of the way through harvest with the winter barley and winter oats out of the way.  As is happens the harvest is more like 15% finished with a much higher percentage of spring crops.

Spring is in the air
Apr 8, 2013

Spring is in the air

Following a long cold winter, spring has finally arrived in Fife.  At Balbirnie Home Farms, there is new life in the cattle sheds and the crops are going into the ground.  While the season is a little later than usual, the weather is dry and spring oats and spring barley are being planted all around the farm.

Now you see it...
Feb 21, 2013

Now you see it...

A series of photos showing the demolition work:


New Granary for Central Fife
Feb 20, 2013

New Granary for Central Fife

Balbirnie Home Farms in Fife is to have a state-of-the-art granary in time for harvest 2013. The new grain handling facility, including a biomass powered burner, a new grain dryer and a multipurpose shed is to be built following a successful application for planning permission from Fife Council Replacing an aging drier, granary and small cattle shed, the new facility will result in improved efficiency, a reduction of 40 tonnes of carbon per year and an increase in grain storage capacity.

 

 


Shooting Season Over
Feb 14, 2013

Shooting Season Over

Balbirnie Home Farms have finished the 2012/13 shooting season.  There have been guests from all over the UK, Ireland and continental Europe enjoying the ducks, pheasants, grouse, snipe, woodcock, pigeons and even a couple of grey squirrels.

Quality Meat Scotland
Aug 31, 2012

Quality Meat Scotland

Balbirnie Home Farms have been producing quality beef for many years.  Quality Meat Scotland was set up in 1990 and Balbirnie Home Farms have been a member since first starting to produce finished cattle in 1996.

Balbirnie Home Farms Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot
Aug 8, 2012

Balbirnie Home Farms Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot

Balbirnie Home Farms hosted a successful charity clay pigeon shoot on Sunday and raised £2,770 to be split equally between Diabetes Association for Fife Youngsters (DAFFY) and Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre.  21 teams of 4 took part in a clay pigeon shooting competition and were joined by another 100 people for a pig-on-a-spit barbeque lunch, raffle and prize giving.


Summer?
Jul 13, 2012

Summer?

Balbirnie Home Farms believes that summer has started as we've been to the Royal Highland Show, everybody has been on holiday and there's a new combine arriving in the next few days.  Where did the sunshine go?

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