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.
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.
Sheep are notorious for having bad feet and lambing season is certainly no different. Every month or so we foot bath our sheep and with lambs on the way a pedicure was due!
My guinea fowl keets are a good couple of months old now and having been getting use to their outside coop, the time has come to release them- and hope they return!
The ground we farm is pretty wet so through the winter we bring in all the cows. With all the cows in it means we have daily chores, such as feeding and bedding, to make sure they stay happy and healthy.
At four weeks old I moved my keets outside and so the fun begins to train them to stay and roost in their house!
Splayed legs is really common in guinea fowl- it’s basically when the legs splay outwards as they are unable to hold the body weight of the animal.