Tag Archives: Cattle

Calves

This year’s calves are looking good and doing well. The calf above, in particular, has a great future. We can only cross our fingers that there is a market for them in October. But right now the omens are not … Continue reading

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Calving too …

We are well through our calving too. Over the last winter we invested in a new cattle shed and it has been a real help. Having a proper set up for handling cattle reduces the stress on everyone involved. There … Continue reading

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New calf

We had two new calves today, one at the start of the day and one at the end. This photograph was taken this morning, about an hour after he was born. As you can see he is already up and … Continue reading

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Species-rich grassland

One of last year’s projects at Croick was to take an area of some six hectares of improved grassland and revert it to what is called ‘species rich grassland’; what you might think of as a traditional hay meadow. This … Continue reading

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Feeding time

Apologies for the long delay since my last entry on the blog. Hopefully, we are now back in action for the summer. The good news is that the weather has been warm and mild for the past few weeks, and … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes

  Twenty four hours after the previous post the weather had changed completely. I found myself feeding the cows in a strong westerly gale, under black skies and with horizontal sleet to contend with. It was altogether a less attractive … Continue reading

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In charge for a week

On two occasions over the past ten years I have declared that I have retired. Fortunately on both occasions I was lying, at least to myself; I suspect everyone else knew it full well. What I was actually doing was … Continue reading

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