Dunnabie Farm Shop and Dunnabie Farm

When they moved north from Skipton in February 2010 to take on a larger farm in Dumfries and Galloway, Jo Birtwistle and Andrew Whittam expected a quiet rural life in the rolling hills above Lockerbie.

To upsize they sold their 30 acre farm in Yorkshire to purchase 300 acres in Scotland. They rent a further 180 acres and in total they have 400 breeding ewes and 40 suckler cows.

Half the ewes are South Country Cheviots put to the Blue Faced Leicester to produce Cheviot `mules`. The other half are Cheviot `mules` put to the Texel tup yielding Texel cross fat lambs.

The cattle are either pure Angus or Angus cross. Dunnabie bring on all their own stock and use Aberdeen Angus bulls. No continental breeds are used, as the farm is more suited to native breeds of cattle.