Malting Barley accounts for 80% of the 200Ha grown supplying the Scottish Malting industry.
Currently the main varieties are Chronicle and Sassy
Annually around 1,250t of Malting barley moves off farm, mainly to Bairds Malt, Arbroath but also to W.N. Lindsay, Stracathro and others.
All the 200Ha of Barley grown at Lour is Malting Barley to supply the Scottish Malting industry.
Annually around 1,400t of Malting barley moves off farm, mainly to Bairds Malt, Arbroath who are a major supplier to drinks giant, Diageo.
Around 150Ha is grown with all the wheat harvested consumed in Scotland, either for animal feed or for distilling into grain spirit.
The Diageo Distillery at Cameron Bridge, which produces circa 30m lt of spirit a year, is one of our main customers supplied through local merchants.
Other Cereals Other Cereals
Oil Seed Rape is grown as a break crop.
Winter Barley is mainly grown for feed & fed to the livestock.
Around 20Ha of land is also let annually to a East Coast Viners for pea production. The peas are frozen in Dundee within an hour of harvest before finally arriving in UK supermarkets.