Knockothie Farms is a family run farming business in the North East of Scotland.
Based next to the town of Ellon in the heart of Aberdeenshire the farm is owned and
run by the Davidson family.
We have set up this website to enable both the public and farmers to have a look
at our farming systems and practices. Our aim is to be informative and we would like
to be able to educate people on the techniques we have invested in and are using
on our farm.
Modern farming relies far more on technology than ever before, like every other industry
we have to constantly challenge our efficiencies whilst also providing a safe working
environment for our employees. We also have a duty of care to wildlife and the environment,
more now than ever we are aware that our inputs are precious so are striving to use
them as efficiently as possible. Climate change is also an area of concern and we
are having to look to the future to try and adapt our systems to cope with weather
patterns that are changing.
With the world population increasing there is an ongoing need to increase World food
production, the potential land available for food production will always decrease
as infrastructures grow to accommodate more people. Therefore the challenge ahead
for farmers is to increase food production per land area. In this website we will
demonstrate how we are looking to use technology and good management practices to
increase our production, whilst also remaining a sustainable farming business for
the next generation.
If you have any questions of would like to get in touch then please feel free to
use the details on the contact page.