Its that time of year when the cows come home for the winter. The ground quickly becomes poached and the cattle would be left belly deep in mud should we leave them outside all year round. These young heifers and cows have been out all summer with ‘Bobbie Brown’, our new Hereford stock bull. We … More Coming home for winter
Mawley Kredit Lady was born fit and well at 9pm last night. M.Ric Lady will join the milking cows for the first time, and her calf will join a small group of other calves born this week. Half sister M. Ric Jean, another show heifer for the last 2 years, has been moved up to … More It’s a girl!
Our milk and beef meets the ‘Red Tractor’ standard. For more info on the assured food standards take a look at http://www.redtractor.org.uk/?src=landing
Yes they do! During summer daytime our milking cows graze on pastures that adjoin the Automatic Milking shed, giving them freedom to wonder in and out at will. The young stock and steers/heifers live outside 24/7 while the weather stays dry enough. For welfare reasons all cattle are housed in autumn/winter – after all, who … More Do the cows go outside?
5 Fullwood Merlin Automatic Milking Machines (AMS) milk the cows 24 hours a day. The cows decide when and how often they are milked. High yielding cows may visit them 5 or 6 times within 24 hours, the low yielding cows may only need 1 to 2 visits. And yes, some cows do have a … More Cows with choice