At long last the river has gone down, the water has receded and it became dry enough to cut some grass for silage. Volume of crops have been extremely high and the quality is yet to be analysed. The pit was filled up rather rapidly and we now have hundreds of bales of silage wrapped and waiting for use at a later date. Grass recovery has been swift so I can see ourselves cutting even more grass in July.
The maize has started to grow at long last – and was hip high on the 4th July. We are desperate for more sunshine.
Grain harvest looks like it will be delayed by about one week plus.
A lot of potential breeding pedigree heifers have been culled this year as the price has been strong and I am overstocked. Also, second quality bulls have been killed, many up to weight before they reach the required twelve months of age which has resulted in some penalties. Thankfully the beef price is holding strong at this time.
A few breeding bulls have been sold privately – long may it continue as the number of breeding market sales seem to have dwindled.
The wife and I went for a short break in Scotland – a lot of miles, saw some wonderful countryside and completed the NC500.