Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dry cows at pasture

Had a good look at the forecast and the weather looks set to be wet and windy over the holiday period. This suits us better than extreme cold which causes all manner of defrosting headaches. Thirty dry cows are still … Continue reading

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Passports

Beginning to think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew with Christmas, cows/farm and now holiday. Had a panic attack this morning when I couldn’t find the passports for me and the boys. Thoughts of a mad dash to … Continue reading

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Escapees

With the grass disappearing fast we decided to house and worm the largest group of heifers on Wednesday. Well that’s what we decided  and they must have thought the same as they prematurely arrived at the farm early that morning, … Continue reading

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The Christmas work rota has been done. Hopefully everyone is happy with their time off. A minimum of 2 people per day are needed  to carry out the milking and feeding. I’ve made things more complicated this year by taking … Continue reading

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What a minger.

I’ve just been to look for a new bull to replace our happily departed Friesian menace. As part of our new cross breeding policy the need for a black and white bull has gone. As we are using Jersey AI … Continue reading

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