July seems to have flown by with very little rain and grass growth very slow which compared to other parts of the country seems daft.
The month started off with a Limousin visit to Shearwell Data on Exmoor to see how they make ear tags and where the future is going to take us on that side of the business. This was a fascinating visit – hats off to Richard Webber for his forward thinking and farmer friendly/practical attitude. This was followed by a tour around his farm with his sons who have recently come back from Australia. They have all got their work cut out. Thanks for great hospitality.
I attended Mid Devon Show at Tiverton with young heifers and bull. A day of seconds – well done to Nick Hill and family for winning it all.
Barley has been cut with yields above the average. Stubble turnips have been put back in.
Oats have also been combined. Yields were below average which we cannot understand but they have made milling quality.
We have tried some wheat- yields look promising but it is not quite ready. I hope the weather stays with us.