On The Farm in July
July 16, 2021
This month is Ice Cream Month, and what a month it has been in ice cream production! There’s been more socialising, more sun and plenty of football talk! but what’s been happening on the farm?
It’s getting busier on the farm now we are having better weather. Along with the everyday jobs such as caring for our cows and calves, milking twice a day and any odd maintenance job’s we also see:
- Silaging. Well we managed it, the weather was on our side and therefore the grass has been growing ever so well that we’ve managed our second cut of silage! We use contractors to come and mow the grass, row it up and a forager to move it from the field into the trailer, then the trailer is emptied into the large silage clamp. Once the field has been cleared and all the grass is in the clamp there’s a large black sheet placed over it and this allows the fermentation process to start which preserves this lush Yorkshire grass for feed in the winter.
- Calving. We are still calving, with three gorgeous calves being born this month!
- Artificially Inseminating. For those of you who read our blog ‘Naked Attraction’ on the farm! you will be aware of the term artificial insemination, or AI for short. As cows are in calf for 9 months, quite a few of them will now be coming back into heat, meaning they are ready to produce another calf. Farmer Ian. who has been professionally trained in AI, along with the help of ABSGlobal is able to successfully AI the girls with little stress due to trust he has built up with the whole herd. Want to learn more about the process? Click here to read our blog.
Finally, our maize is starting to grow well! With the good amounts of rain followed by bursts of glorious sunshine the maize crop is growing extremely well, ready for our girls in Winter. We usually harvest our maize crop in October so make sure you follow our blogs and social media to see how we get on!
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