Shooting season now finished so it’s time to knuckle down. An enjoyable season which involved driving over the whole country and meeting a lot of like-minded people . The weather has been kind for sport and keeping livestock outside. It was bound to change and it has now with a vengeance. After some hard frosts and a lot of rain the ground has become quite wet – the cattle on stubble turnips are not appreciating it.
Looking to the future I am hopefully taking a charolais bull to Welshpool on 9th February and a limousin bull Killerton Lochlomond to Carlisle on the 18th February. Three limousin bulls also booked for the Brecon Sale (McCartneys) in March.
Cereal prices have improved a bit recently and the beef price has also moved in the right direction.
Good news – my single farm payment arrived at the end of January. Just awaiting verification that RPA have paid in full.
Just started calving with mixed results.