35ml of Rain certainly caught us all out during the third week of May – to coincide with Devon County Show and silage making. The first year I have ever been badly caught out – dear old met office, times were way off course and they probably should have just looked out of their office windows to see how wrong they were.
On the plus side – grass, potatoes and cereals are all growing well and looking good. Disease in cereals is beginning to rear its ugly head. Barley just beginning to get a bit tired and leaning …
Although the Devon County Show organisers had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the third day due to car parking difficulties (water logged fields) everyone enjoyed the first two days.
Congratulations to Jack Neale on winning breed championship with his heifer – looking forward to a rematch at the Royal Cornwall Show on 5th June.
We are currently preparing eight 20 month old heifers for the SW Club Pedigree Sale in Exeter on 27th June – plus a couple of bulls. Hopefully both breeders and buyers will support this new event.
I hope the beef price has finally bottomed out and will soon start improving – we are currently £500 an animal down on prices achieved in May 2013. So much for supporting local produce and British farmers.