Short days, rain and the month has flown by. The cattle out on turnips seem to have weathered all the storms but straw usage in sheds seems to be high. I’m glad it’s my own and I don’t have to buy it in. The switch to sawdust as bedding for pedigree bulls seems to be paying off.
We PD’d a couple of bunches of cows. One bull seems to have stopped working, another catches the odd one and is not 100% – so we have had to bring in Horny (who has been resting) to sweep up a few.
Shooting season has come to an end – I have enjoyed walking other peoples’ farms and seeing other areas of the country. I must be getting older as I can’t stick the late nights/early starts like I used to.
Cereal crops seem to be coming through the winter well. Decisions on spring cropping is in the balance – whether to grow maize or spring barley behind the stubble turnips.
Off to McCartneys Brecon Limousin sale 3 February – hope the buyers are there.