SCOTT NICOL – YARDBENT FARM
Yardbent Farm is based near Strathaven, just south of Glasgow, and is home to farmer Scott Nicol. His land is spread across 650 acres and is split between two farms. These two farms have been in the family for over 45 years and are run by Scott, his parents Douglas and Aileen, and a long-term employee.
Each year they fatten between 200-300 cattle and lamb 800 sheep per year. The main cattle breeds on the farm are Charolais, Limousin and Aberdeen Angus, however roughly 85% of the cattle on the farm are Charolais as Scott likes to work with this breed and he believes they produce an excellent yield.
All the cattle are bought locally at markets between 300-400 kg and sold off the grass fat to MACDUFF Beef, who Scott has worked with for over ten years.