Golden Promise spring malting barley growing on the Monymusk Estate in Aberdeenshire © Oli Hill© Oli Hill
Malting barley is king of the rotation at Farmcare’s Aberdeenshire business, with half of its hefty arable area dedicated to growing this high-value crop. Monymusk is a traditional Scottish Estate spanning about 20 square miles, encompassing the picture-perfect 18th-century village of Monymusk, farmland, forests and the impressive House of Monymusk, which the Grant family has called home since 1713. Farm manager Robert Drysdale has been at the helm here for 20 years, in charge of Farmcare’s 1,610ha business growing spring […]