Tag Archives: Cattle

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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Walter

  If you have got heifers and want calves, the missing ingredient is a bull. So, welcome to Walter our new bull who arrived in Croick a few weeks ago. He has been in the shed up till now getting … Continue reading

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The new girls

  For the past few years we have always bought in a number of store cattle to help graze the strath during the summer, buying about now and selling them again in September. We gave this some thought over the … Continue reading

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