Got a nice surprise last night, I was checking on the old pigs when I noticed one of the sows was looking a little heavy. So this morning checked her out with my new toy and she is pregnant (a surprise because she hasn't littered for nearly two years even though she has lived with the boar) Now have to mend the pig stys that where going to be demolished due too us having no breeding pigs!!!!!!
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
On 13/08 we swapped over the rams and ewes with lambs. The grass in the ram field was growing round them so swapped them over to the ewes field and vice versa. Gemma and I walked the rams down and then the ewes with lambs up the road to the field, they all walked easily and caused no fuss!!!The ewes and lambs were enjoying the new grass and hopefully the lambs will keep up the growth rate they have recently been on.
Had the vet over yesterday to do the blood tests on the cattle, even fitted in a pregnancy test on Tinga (14 weeks) confirmed by the student vet that also had a go. Collected Eric and Colla first then extended the pen and herded in the other cattle. Had 7 to test and 4 to ear tag. Vet said all went very smoothly!!!!
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
after the shearing, Gemma and myself sorted the sheep and did routine feet trimming before moving the flock to new grazing. 6 rams to one field, 51 ewes and lambs to another and the 14 castrates for the freezer remained on croft 2a.
We spent a good couple of hours on Saturday 19/07 viewing some very nice Hebridean Sheep in the Haddingley flock on Nigel Patrick. I treated myself to a couple of four horned rams and a couple of two horned as well just for good measure.