Apologies for missing out a month – I don’t know where the time goes.
I went to the Brecon Limousin sale on 11th November – trade was reasonably good for an autumn sale and I was pleased with the results, particularly with Killerton Malachite who has looked the part throughout the year.
Winter came upon us a bit quick and a lot of cattle have been housed. Dry cows and in calf heifers are out-wintered on stubble turnips. The wet weather is not making life very easy for them but they seem to be holding their condition.
Weaned heifers (2017 calves) are looking very well and some young bulls look full of promise. Norman Harvest had to work very hard when he arrived with us in 2016 and has proved to be very easy calving, and his youngstock are now growing well with good shape. Confluence Leyton has had similar results.
Emslies Horny has been on rest after injuring his leg – possible falling off a cow – but is now recovering well.
We have taken some semen off Foxhillfarm Montreal and Ampertaine Lawson – which may be marketed in 2018. Both bulls have been out working but with mixed results.
All cattle have been wormed and vaccinated at the end of the year.
The cost of housing is a bit frightening with the price of straw and accommodation seems to be at a premium
I wish everyone a prosperous and happy New year