Three Surprises in the Paddock

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About a month ago we had been off farm for a few days and when we returned we discovered that one of our steer calves had set himself free by…

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Ewe were!

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A few weeks ago I wrote about trying to work out if our sheep were in fact pregnant, or not. My father in law used to be a stud master,…

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Are ewe or aren’t ewe?

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Some time ago we acquired six beautiful black faced Suffolk ewes with the intention of breeding them for meat - mainly for our own consumption, but perhaps with a little…

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Hello Benson!

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For some time we have been searching for a suitable bull to breed with our cows and heifers. We are keen to maintain the traditional characteristics of the Dexter breed…

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Livestock

Part of our reason for buying 40 acres is so that we can work towards a higher level of self-sufficiency. While I recognise that we will never be fully self-sufficient…

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