Farming Today with Cows and Tomatoes

Jim Shanks

Standhill Farm, Denholm

Tuesday, 12th November 2019

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30 p.m.

A herd of cows is a vital element in growing sweet red tomatoes on a commercial scale.

Standhill Farm near Denholm is now run by the 5th generation of the same family. The desire to diversify created an innovative project starting with the original herd of dairy cows, recycling using an anerobic digester, a biomass system and a new greenhouse. The farm is now one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly food producers in the world. From the 500 acres the project has created local employment and produces annually, 2 million litres of milk, 1600 MW of clear green electricity, 8500 MW of heat and 300 tonnes of bright red juicy tomatoes.