September has flown by, we have been flat out. The month started off with the SW Limousin Club AGM and results of the herd competition. To our credit we won Best Heifer Calf born 2017 with Killerton Nova and Killerton Nick was second in the 2017 born bull class. Overall we were placed 2nd in the extra large herd group. My thanks to Ian Turner, the judge, and Diane Richards our Club Secretary for organising the event so well as usual. After the presentations we visited Gary and Lorraine Dunn’s Highridge Herd at Okehampton. It was a pleasure to see some of the heifers I sold Gary many years ago as a start up for his herd – they were looking well and I still think I must have sold them too cheap.
TB Testing did not go quite according to plan which is very annoying and our landlords attitude towards us as farmers on this particular estate (and perhaps nationwide) is restricting the management of trying to get on top of Btb.
Highlights of the month – I went to a couple of very good weddings and caught up with many friends.
I went on a renewable energy study tour in Scotland – to look at windpower and hydro electric which I think could be harnessed better in the westcountry. People want power but they need to accept other supply sources of clean energy.
Maize is almost ready – just waiting for contractors