Today the P7 children visited Corrimony farm with the support of Maggie from Royal Highland Education Trust. They learnt about the herd of Stabliser cattle that Mr and Mrs Girvan, the farmers have chosen to breed at the farm. They learnt about what makes this breed special, why the Girvans chose it and the life and journey of the cows from embryo implantation/breeding at the farm to their life breeding on the farm or on to the supermarkets.
They learnt about the importance of Scotch beef and the passport of the animals to ensure that the cattle have been bred, lived and slaughtered in Scotland. They also learnt about the role of Quality Meat Scotland in checking the welfare of the cattle, that their feed is correct, medicine recorded correctly and the correct vitamins given. This is all recorded in a passport for each cow/bull.
Furthermore, they heard about the life and job as a farmer and the highs and lows.
Each of the children will add a summary of the 10 main facts they remember from their visit.