Taldale Farm, situated just a few miles west of Thurso, is home to Donald MacDonald who farms in partnership with his wife Fiona, along with one full-time member of staff. At Taldale, Donald and Fiona manage a flock of 900 sheep, not including followers which are predominantly hill Cheviots. Both New Zealand Suffolk and Beltex rams are used at the farm. The first batch of lambs are sold as stores at Dingwall, usually in August, with the remaining lambs being sold in December as fat. Donald also breeds all of his own replacements.

Taldale Farm is spread across just under 600ac, with around 40ac being cut for silage each year. As well as the farm, Donald also runs a landscaping business.