A bit of a random project I hear you say! Well, yes it was random. Here I am in isolation lockdown looking for things to do and with all those thunderstorms I headed up the loft!
Ohh electric fencing! I’ll be honest, I’ll put it out there right now, upfront, no hidden agendas, I BLUMIN HATE ELECTRIC FENCING!
Lambing this year- well that was a different experience!
COVID-19 hit just as our main lambing season began. We lambed around 500 ewes this year between the period of mid-Feb until the beginning of May, oh with two under two in tow!
You may have noticed things went rather quite around here… in fact a tumble weed rolled through several times!
With COVID-19 hitting the world I had to prioritise and something had to give so my blog went on hold there for a while- but don’t worry I’m back!
The lambs go through several stages before being turned out into the field. The lamb nursery is the final stage that allows us to make sure they have the best chance of survival.
We have around 60 suckler cows that calve twice a year.
Having two under two means we need to keep busy- just because it’s raining doesn’t mean we can’t bring the farm indoors.
I am by no means an expert on TB in cows so let me just start there. What I do know is the process we face and what it means for us as a farm.
As with our sheep, we scan our cows to see if they are pregnant or not. It’s a really important process as it helps us to manage the herd appropriately.