Happy New Year to all friends
There was a very wet start to the month – quite a lot of cattle were housed which in hindsight brought on other problems, it pneumonia due to temperatures and weather conditions. Even the vaccinated calves had problems which is a first for us. The healthiest cattle are the ones outside with calves at foot which is normally the case.
Christmas has come and gone – we are not calving at present which has taken the pressure off housing and straw. Everyone has managed to have a bit of time off over the Christmas/new year period. Only two daughters home for Christmas day – the other two were together in Melbourne with sunshine and temperature around 36 deg C –
Shooting season is going well. The wheel hasn’t come off that much …
The beef price is not helping out due to the increase cost in feed etc. Why is when things become expensive the price seems to drop. I am glad that I haven’t bought many cattle in to finish – we have enough mouths to feed already. I am taking the plunge and entering bulls for the Carlisle sale again in February. Let’s hope it is a good trade. We will also be taking bulls to Brecon at the beginning of March