Although the weather would make you think it is the middle of winter, many dairy farms will be starting their breeding season in just a couple of weeks. We start it here around 4th May so it’s a while now since we chose the sires for our 2017 calving season. A lot of work and science goes into presenting the results, facts and figures for each bull and then by the farmer in digesting all of that and making decisions. [...]
We were delighted last year to sell one of our bull calves to Dovea for as an AI test bull, after many small hiccups and delays.
It’s nice to see Garrendenny Lucifer featured in the catalogue – nice EBI now of 262 now too. It’ll be interesting to see how he gets on. His Garrendenny comrades are [...]
Our ash tree blew over today, it was a huge ash tree that (according to a guy who came out a couple of years ago from Johnstown forestry) was one of the oldest in the country. At the time the guy came out, he measured it and it was over 20 feet in circumference. He asked us to send him some new shoots when they came out and they would start them off and send us some baby ash trees, [...]
The windmill is flying around since it was connected during the week. At times today, it almost sounded like a distant aeroplane at times but I think that is just because we are so used to the only noise being the birds around here.
I went up with the kids to see it and Kate insisted on taking some [...]