We are delighted to say that we have now sold our heifers and they have gone to a lovely new home in Nottinghamshire to be a part of a new, fast growing herd. We're sure they'll be well loved and looked after in their new home within the Hockerwood herd.
It has been a busy year for us with both ups and downs, but mostly ups with the births of our first calves from Huckleberry, all of which presented themselves without any assistance from us - in fact they all seemed to arrive in super quick time once the process started. So far they are looking long and leggy, which was one of our objectives of bringing him into the herd. Up until now our calves were chunky without a doubt, but pretty short in the leg - so hopefully with the introduction of a taller bull our new calves will continue to grow into 'slightly' taller beasts.
Our biggest news is that we are now pleased to be in the position of being able to sell on some of our home-bred heifers. They are all extremely social having been handled often and all have charming temperaments - if you are at all interested please do contact us for full details. Below is a copy of the advert placed on the THBC website www.traditionalherefords.org/for-sale/4565837096
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A selection of in calf heifers (due October/November this year), all in calf to Darmon Huckelberry, and some one and two year old bulling heifers. All these heifers are out of Blue Cedar Harold they're very calm, friendly and have been handled often. We are TB, BVD and Johne's free
It's been a lovely long hot late summer and we've had a flurry of calves - see new photos on the gallery page - but we've also had enough rain to kick start the grass and encourage it to carry on growing through to November.
We have a new bull, Darmon Huckleberry who has an impressive pedigree being out of Laxfield Hustle and Laxfield Buttermilk 5th and seems to have settled in well within the main herd and is getting on with the job in hand!
Work has been on-going on the farm with new fences going up and a concentrated effort to improve the soil to therefore improve our grass and hay production next year.
We will now start on additional work in the sheds to accommodate the ever growing herd in the hope of getting it all done before they come in which, weather permitting, won't be until mid to late November.
After a long, long winter the cattle are now out in the fields. It has been a good time as it gives us opportunity to spend time with the cattle and to start halter training this years' show animals. We've also had a good crop of calves born under the shed; 10 in all,
we have now been at our new farm for a year and things are going well.
THE HEROULDMEDE HERD IS ON THE MOVE...
we are delighted to say that we have bought a small farm in Herefordshire and will be moving lock, stock and barrel in April...
further updates to follow...