The Scottish Farmer Feature - Premier Sale 2021 - Wester Hassockrigg
Journal Breeder Feature 2021 - by Katrina MacArthur
Katrina has featured the Nunnerie Herd of Luings, breeder of Nunnerie Xenon, 25,000gns at Castle Douglas in February 2020. Breeder Feature_2021_Nunnerie
Bosma Revisited - by Iain Aitken
Iain has revisited an article first published in a beef magazine in Alberta, Canada which captures some of the work of Dr Jan Bosma, a South African researcher who led the Mara and Mesina Research stations in the Northern Transvaal from 1937-1960. Bosma Revisited_2021
Virtual Tour 2020 - Nunnerie Herd
Breeder Feature - by Lynsey Clark
Click here to read the report by Lynsey Clark of The Scottish Farmer featuring the Milkieston herd in advance of the 45th Premier Sale.
Face to Face with Charlie Bell
By Claire Powell
Few people have been associated with the Luing breed as long as Luing Cattle Society Honorary Life Member, Charlie Bell. Read More...
The Price of Pride
By Dr Norman Weatherup, Beef Technologist, CAFRE, Greenmount.
Click here to read the article.
West Preston Open Day
By Elaine Murray and johnny Mackey
Around 300 visitors basked in some glorious sunshine on the Solway coast on 14th August 2010 during Steven & Elaine Murray's open day at West Preston. Read More...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Out and About...
...with Guy Everard from Leigh Farm, Exmoor which is part of the Miltons Estate. Out and About with Guy Everard_2021
...with Rory Bell from Plenderleith and Roxburgh Mill in the Scottish Borders. Out and About with Rory Bell_2021
...with Shane Cadzow, a partner in Cadzow Brothers Ltd., a business that has undergone some significant changes over the past year.
...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.
...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.
...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.
...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.
...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.
...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.
...with John Buglass, Estate Manager of the Glen Lyon Estate who established a Luing herd in 2004 which goes from strength to strength.
...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.