British Blonde

The farm in January

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in British Blonde, Farm, Heckingham Hall, Red Poll, Sheep | 0 comments

All the cattle are housed, even the red polls, because of the excessive rain and wet ground. We have been unable to leave any out wintering. The sugar beet has all been lifted and safely delivered to Cantley sugar beet factory, a yield of approx 30 tons an acre. This is very pleasing considering the poor growing season last year. The ewes are enjoying the sugar beet tops (this is what is left on the field after the harvester has lifted the beet), which should last them most of the month. Snow has fallen and hay and fodder beet have been given. On the 21st January 2013, I headed to...

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Comfy cows

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Blonde d'Aquitaine, British Blonde, Farm, Livestock | 0 comments

Comfy cows came to trim the cows feet. His trailer is tailored to the job and makes it safe for the cows and...

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