As well as the arable land which lies at 100 feet above sea level, there are 5 hills, the highest of which is 'Turnalt' which rises to 1200 feet. The other hills are Lagandarroch, Arichuan, Clachaig and Grianaig. Duchra is a further hill which is ground that is rented from the forestry commission. Each of the hills are grazed by a hirsel (flock) of Blackface ewes.
The arable land comprises of 2 acres of Potatoes, 4 acres of Turnips, 5 acres of Hay, 35 acres of Silage and the remainder is used for grazing.
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Around 350 of the ewe lambs are retained for breeding and the remainder are sold as store lambs at Oban Market. Some of the tup lambs off the best of the ewes are also retained for breeding.
Originally half the cattle were wintered out on the hills and the other half on the low ground with access to a shed but since new sheds have been built all cattle are now wintered on the low ground with access to sheds.