We are now in harvesting mode on the farm with Dan and Ryan combining the wheat and John drying the grain with his new drier. The wheat is then shipped off the farm to the Millars to make bread!
The straw will be baled and brought into the farm for bedding for the cattle in the winter. Then Ryan will begin ploughing the land again in preparation for next years crops to go in. It is all a bit of a race against time and the weather but they always get there in the end. They will all need a well-earned break at the end of it all.
The new shed is going up and almost complete. This is a necessity as we continue to expand the Aberdeen Angus herd at Borewell Angus. Part of the shed will be used to store straw for the winter ahead and the other part will be a useful addition to the maternity unit when the cows come into the farm to calve in the spring. We just seem to move from harvest mode into cattle mode.
The calves born in April now need to be weaned from their mothers. The mothers are due to have another calf in April so she needs a period of time to build up her strength and give all her goodness to the unborn calf.
Dan is very busy working on a Nutrition Programme for the young cattle so that the young bulls all get the best rations they can in order that we produce top quality cattle for the reproduction of the Borewell Herd and, with a bit of luck, a champion bull for the future!
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