Spring Has Sprung

The last 2 weeks of March and the 1st week of April have seen a change in the seasonal calendar with warmer drier weather allowing hard pressed farmers to focus on planting spring crops and feeding winter crops.  It is amazing at this time of year how a sickly looking winter wheat or barley crop […]
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On April 3, 2020

The last 2 weeks of March and the 1st week of April have seen a change in the seasonal calendar with warmer drier weather allowing hard pressed farmers to focus on planting spring crops and feeding winter crops.  It is amazing at this time of year how a sickly looking winter wheat or barley crop can suddenly burst forward with a bit of sun on its back.  Much like many of us, the return of longer days and the chance to throw off the winter coat can lift the spirits as new life appears in the hedgerows and lambing sheds, as the prospect of summer gives us all something to look forward to after the dog days of winter.

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Diablo bring harvested in Stonehaven. A high yielding spring barley with excellent characteristics for malting.
Sown, Grown and Malted in Scotland for #scotgrain #growinginscotland
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Sluie Estates in Banchory taking advantage of good conditions this week for combining spring barley. All our intakes have been flat out taking in high quality malting barley right across Scotland this week #scotgrain #growinginscotland #harvest21 ... See MoreSee Less

Sluie Estates in Banchory taking advantage of good conditions this week for combining spring barley. All our intakes have been flat out taking in high quality malting barley right across Scotland this week #scotgrain #growinginscotland #harvest21

Calling all combines!

We'll be on the road collecting some images and content for our marketing over the next few days. If you still have barley to cut, we'd love to hear from you. Particularly so if you have an iconic view!

We'll be in around the Highlands/Grampian, but we'll go where the combines are in action.

Let us know by tagging your farm/friends in the comments.

#barley #harvest #harvest2021 #harvesttime
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Calling all combines!

Well be on the road collecting some images and content for our marketing over the next few days. If you still have barley to cut, wed love to hear from you. Particularly so if you have an iconic view!

Well be in around the Highlands/Grampian, but well go where the combines are in action.

Let us know by tagging your farm/friends in the comments.

#barley #harvest #harvest2021 #harvesttime

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KWS Sassy going from strength to strength.A big cheers for Sassy!🥃🥃

"Malt 2.0 is the first new malt to be produced from the Sassy barley variety, a new variety that has shown great promise as a preferred barley variety for future harvests."

Read more here: www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/the-uks-bairds-malt-releases-malt-2-0-produced-from-the-new-sas...

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KWS Sassy going from strength to strength.

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