Balaldie is a 750 acre family business, situated on the Tarbat peninsula 35 miles north of Inverness . We currently run 200 cows through the summer - 100 pure Angus cows and 100 Commercial Angus crosses. We finish one third of our own cattle with the rest being sold store or for breeding.
Balaldie has been farmed by the Munro family for three generations, with a fourth, James, having returned home after graduating with a Bsc Hons in Agriculture. Our particular branch of the Clan Munro, the Munro's of Lealty, have been farming in Easter Ross since the 1600's.
The family has been involved with the Angus breed for over a century, with my great grandfather Finlay first registering an Angus bull, Adam of Rockfield, in 1902. His first registered Angus female was born in 1898.
At the end of 1997, Princess 14th of Downfield, a Scotch Cap daughter, was bought privately from Robert Groom, Tullyfergus, to restart the family's involvement with pedigree cattle after years of commercial Angus use. The following year the first registered calf for some years, Prelude of Balaldie was born.
Finlay J Munro