Monthly Archives: April 2014

The calving jack

This is the first time I have been directly involved with calving cattle. It is not without drama, and probably not for the faint-hearted. The theory is that our cattle are robust, outdoor cattle and good calvers. Left to themselves … Continue reading

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Early mornings

One of the ‘joys’ of the early morning start during calving and lambing is the chance to see the strath as it is waking up each morning. Our black game numbers are continuing to improve and scarcely a morning goes … Continue reading

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Oystercatcher

One of the joys of this time of year is the arrival of Oystercatchers, Lapwings and Curlews for the breeding season. I caught this Oystercatcher today standing on one leg with its beak tucked under the wing. There was a … Continue reading

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Tagging calves

For those of you not familiar with a cattle crush it is a large and robust metal structure designed to hold a cow still if you need to inspect or handle him or her in some way. They have to … Continue reading

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Supporting The Heather Trust

I’m pleased to say that Croick Estate has had the opportunity to support the excellent Heather Trust this year, as part of their annual country market and sporting sale. The sale includes a Prize Draw, tickets £10 each, with the … Continue reading

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