Red Poll

Red poll cattle enjoying the autumn sunshine

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Red Poll | 0 comments

The Red Poll cattle enjoying the late Autumn...

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Red poll sales

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Livestock sales, Red Poll | 0 comments

Eight red poll steers are available for sale.  Please call 01508 548079 for details.  SOLD

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July on the Farm

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Catering, Farm, Red Poll | 0 comments

July started with a farm walk for 22 people.    This was followed by a high tea  on the lawn  in front of the Hall.  Everyone enjoyed looking at the sheep and cattle.  A lovely sunny day and a good time was had by all.  More fat lambs were sold.   Barley is starting to turn and the sugar beet is starting to move forwards. The first of the Red Poll heifers went to the new farm at Hill House. Silage making took place a poorer yield than...

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June on the farm

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Farm, Red Poll, Sheep | 0 comments

  Cattle are settled at grass although grass growth still appears slow.   15 new Red Poll heifers arrived from Sally and Ed Turner’s, Seahawk herd.   These young heifers will be put to the Red Poll bull next month. Sheep shearing took place at the start of June with the contractors completing in one day.   First of the fat lambs were drawn and marketed to Blakes abbatoir.  Dead weight was 20kg: a very good...

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February on the Farm

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Blonde d'Aquitaine, Farm, Red Poll, Sheep | 0 comments

As I write,  we have had quite a few dry days!    It really does make a difference.   All the store lambs have finished well on stubble turnips and will be going to Melton Mowbray market on the 5th of March.  The in-lamb ewes are all looking good and about to explode at any time!    The in-calf cows are all looking good with calving imminent. Crops The land is drying nicely,  we hope to spread some FYM (farm yard manure) very soon and start ploughing the sugar beet land.  All the seed has arrived;  lets hope it warms up soon as we are ready to...

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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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