Dunlossit currently owns and manages three farms, each with their own management styles appropriate to their conditions.
All our beef cattle and sheep are bred in a natural environment with livestock remaining outside all year round, grazing both on the in-bye land and the hill. During the winter their diet is supplemented with concentrates, hay and home produced silage.
We currently carry over 200 breeding cows comprising of Highlanders and commercial breeds including Limousins.
Calving takes place in the early spring and the majority of calves are sold by the end of the year.
A total of flock of over 1500 breeding ewes are farmed, these include native and commercial breeds.
Dunlossit farms are one of a small number of herds with an Elite Health Status. This provides assurance that none of the four key cattle diseases are present: - Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD), Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), Leptospirosis and Johne’s Disease. Cattle are tested annually to assure compliance. Dunlossit farms are members of the Quality Meat Scotland Assurance Scheme.
Our abattoir is located at the southern end of the estate and has been successfully running since 2009. If you would like information on slaughter days please contact the estate office.