Autumn calving is in full swing at the Duguids in Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire. Arthur, Scott and Muriel have only 19 to go from 67 which started 2 October. So far, the majority have calved unassisted with five needing an easy pull. However, frustratingly five caesarean sections have been needed too.

“Last year we didn’t have a vet once out to the autumn herd,” said Arthur.