Luings

Members' Features

Luing members are regularly featured in our 'Out and About' section in our annual journal, where they write a short article, explaining the background to the farm and their involvement in the breed.

Wise, weird, wonderful or woeful - we've all been there!  If you've an interesting or indeed useful Luing story why not share it with other members?  We are genuinely interested in them all  - with photos if you have them.  E-mail your stories to secretary@luingcattlesociety.co.uk.

Some we made earlier......

Iwan and Eleanor Davies from Hafod-Y-Maidd a Farming Connect Demonstration Farm held an Open Day in February to show North Wales what the Luing can do.
www.menterabusnes.co.uk/farmingconnect/news/hafod-y-maidd-open-day

Out and About...

...with Shane Cadzow, a partner in Cadzow Brothers Ltd., a business that has undergone some significant changes over the past year.
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...with Gareth Lawton of Brookstone Farm, a small hill farm In North Wales with land ranging from 650ft - 1200 ft which is the home to Brookstone Luings.
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...with Bruce Gilchrist, farms manager for Floors Farming since 1996, who was converted to Luings as he looked over the fence and saw what his neighbour was doing with the breed! Bruce gives an insight into how he has developed the operation for Roxburghe Estates and where he hopes to be before too long.
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...with Scott Renwick who, along with various of his relations, has recently set up a nucleus of Luing herds in the Ullapool area of Wester Ross. Here he tells us how they are doing for him in a 52" rainfall per annum area.
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...with Malcolm Fawcett - a Luing Council Member who farms with his parents in the Dumfries-shire hills. The Fawcett family are renowned for presenting top drawer bulling heifers at the society's premier sale in February.
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Out and About with Robin Wells...with Robin Wells who was born into a farming family and after leaving school he took up an apprenticeship in butchery. Cattle have always been a part of his life - from rearing his first calf on a bucket at 10 years old to buying prize winning cattle at primestock shows for his butchery business.
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Out and About with the Calvert family...with the Calvert family of Tasmania, Australia. After 25 years of success with Luing cattle, the Calvert family feel sure they will not be changing breeds anytime soon. They imported Tasmania's first Luings in 1982 and since then they have established a stud herd of 35 and a commercial herd of 200.
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Out and About with John Buglass...with John Buglass, Estate Manager of the Glen Lyon Estate who established a Luing herd in 2004 which goes from strength to strength.
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Out and About with Paul Proudley...with Paul Proudley of Hall Farm, Kildale, a tenanted farm in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park extending to 880 acres (550 ac of heather and 320 ac of grass). The land ranges from 550ft. to 915ft.
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