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
Sadly our last ‘inconclusive’ TB result retested positive a couple of weeks ago. This meant the little heifer had to be kept isolated from the herd since the positive result and wait until this morning before she was taken for slaughter (arranged by Defra). The compulsory isolation of a herd animal is never going to … More bTB strikes again
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!
Anyone who watched last years Grand Parade at Burwarton Show may remember a little Holstein heifer kicking her heels as she put on a show of her own by deciding to streak across the ring sans handler. The little miss is Mawley Ric Lady (Red). This was her second outing to Burwarton having been shown … More Show time?
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?
Titch (the dog) and I are working hard in the office this morning. Well ok, he’s actually asleep, while I am trying to get my head around WordPress and blogging! I hope that I can link this to Facebook (somehow!) to give a more real-time feel of life here at Mawleytown, rather than posting pictures … More Trying something new (to me!)
With 3 or 4 calves born every week, there are plenty of opportunities to try and photograph these cuties!