The cows have begun calving this month and we have some lovely calves from the new bull called Ewefields Dazzler. Its always a bit worrying when you have a new bull as you never quite know whether you’ll run into calving problems, but all has gone well so far. There have been more bull calves than heifers this year but luckily my best cow has finally had a heifer so I can continue to breed from that line. I bought some more sheep and also 2 new rams, one is a Charolais and the other a Suffolk so only time will
The farm has been very busy, all the cows calved on time in April and may apart from one straggler that calved in August! We had 10 bull calves and 12 heifer calves by the end and they are growing very fast as they stay with their mums for between 6 and 9 months. Most of the work with them during the summer involves moving them from one field to another so they have plenty of grass to eat. At the same time we need to make silage and hay in round bales for them to eat during the winter.