It was a good morning with a group of Icelandic farmers visiting Scotland who came to see our Wagyu then headed up to Netherton for the Aberdeen Angus.
Our Wagyu steers are always keen for some attention, just look how friendly they are...
...And out in the field, our Fullblood Wagyu females are trying to figure out what all the photos and note-taking is about.
Veterinary student Cameron Gibson has just completed a week?s placement at Highland Wagyu.
The University of Glasgow student has just finished his first year and contacted Martine after seeing the company on Landward to ask about an on-farm placement.
He said: ?I?d also read about the company and thought it would be a brilliant place due to its scale to get some experience, which we have to do as part of the course.?
Following a comprehensive tour of the estate, Cameron was on hand to watch the HW team conduct the whole process of flushing for embryos from the Fullblood Wagyu girls and recipient implantation. He also assisted with the Angus team at Netherton Farm.
Cameron said: ?It was great to see the embryo work. It?s something I?m particularly interested in and will hopefully be a field I'll move into when I'm qualified. It was amazing to see how they're using it to grow and improve the herd.?
Martine said: ?We?ve loved having Cameron here and we don?t just open our doors to anyone. We get a lot of requests and have to be selective so we?re always looking for the stand-out people, like Cameron, who share our passion.?
We were thrilled to welcome David Blackmore (far right) and his son Ben (far left) of the infamous Blackmore Wagyu to Highland Wagyu on Saturday.
It was a real privilege to show them around the estate and they were delighted to see Wagyu Central - our zen dens - and our progress in such a short time.
We look forward to welcoming them back soon, hopefully in better weather next time!