Category Archives: Environment

The earth in human hands

What does COP26 mean for the farming industry?

Last month, the Scottish city of Glasgow hosted the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). The two-week long summit brought ...
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Spraying agrochemicals on crops

The harmful effects of chemical fertilisers and pesticides

Downfield Farm is an organic farm, committed to sustainable and ethical farming practises. Therefore, we never use chemical fertilisers or pesticides on ...
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Deer grazing in a field on the farm

Organic animal husbandry at Downfield Farm

Animal husbandry (the science of breeding, raising and caring for livestock) is an integral part of what we do here at Downfield Farm. And as an organic ...
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Organic farm produce in a wooden crate

Steps to becoming an organic farm in Scotland

This year, we officially became an organic farm, after completing a 2-year transition period. This was an exciting moment for us, as we want to be the most ethical ...
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A cow eating lush green grass outside

Why commercial organic farming in Scotland is best

Commercial organic farming in Scotland has come a long way in recent years. It is now not only a viable business model, but popular with consumers too. So what ...
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Healthy fish swimming in a river

The benefits of organic farming on fish and rivers

There are many benefits to organic farming which might not be immediately obvious. For example, did you know that organic farming helps fish?
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A tractor ploughing a field at sunset

Organic farming, global warming and feeding the world

The rise of organic farming from a niche into a popular and attractive alternative to intensive farming is one that we have watched with happiness. Recent ...
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Galloway cows in a field of green grass

5 reasons you should be eating high-welfare organic beef from Downfield Farm

Farmed meat can be bought at alarmingly low prices. This is great for the bank account, but consider the old phrase, ‘buy cheap, buy twice’. Why is the meat so ...
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The end of our 2-year transition to an organic farm in Scotland

It is with great pride for us to announce the recent completion of our two-year transition period to an organic farm in Scotland. The demand for organic meat ...
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A herd of deer at Stagison

Have you herd about our venison eco farm?

Here at Stagison, we take environmental concerns very seriously. The changing climate is something we all need to commit to fixing. It’s something we can all ...
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A herd of sheep in a field in Scotland

Advantages of raising or hunting your own meat

We’re very busy in the butchery at the moment, with many customers asking us to butcher their pigs, lambs and cattle ready to go in their freezers ...
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Venison meat steak with vegetables

5 reasons to eat venison

Venison is growing in popularity. What was once seen as an elite food has become accessible to all. Here on Downfield Farm, we produce and sell ...
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