Harvest 2018 at Barra Bronzes

Harvest 2018 is well underway now. This is a crucial time of year for Barra Bronzes as we use the cereals we grow on our farm to feed to our turkeys. We also use the straw from our barley to bed down our turkeys.

I love harvest time. The colours of the countryside is beautiful. When, I’m sitting in the tractor I often end up thinking of exciting new ways we could cook our turkeys or the content of our next video.

The dry weather has really lowered the yield of our crops and there is definitely less straw this year too.

We literally harvest our grain from our fields and then tip it into our sheds. We then blend the cereals with some rapeseed oil and minerals and then feed it to our turkeys. How about that for reducing food miles ?


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Craig Michie

Based at Lochend of Barra, Inverurie, Craig Michie left a job as a town planner in 2009 and travelled around South America where he met his Columbian wife Maria. The couple returned to Scotland and the century-old family farm to create Barra Bronzes which was named winner in the ‘Judge’s Choice category, runner-up for ‘Best New Retail Product (businesses with up to 25 employees),’ and was named as highly commended in the ‘Best Young Business’ category at the Grampian Food Forum Innovation Awards 2016. In 2021, Craig won the UK Poultry Farmer of the Year award.

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