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muckymanor

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Harry loves this warm weather - it brings all the cows on heat. And when he's not following cows, he's digging. We put the lawn clippings out for him about 2 weeks before he arrives in the paddock so that it is well rotted and he doesn't eat it. He comes along and levels it all for us. Better than having him digging a hole.

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nashmach

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Between BEAM and other things, it has been slow going picking up stock this summer, not helped by the crazy prices being paid currently either.

A very mixed average bunch now but the majority of them were bought in one bunch a few weeks back and turned inside out since.
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Camerov

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Not everyone’s cup of tea but can finally post on this section as I’ve bought some stock. Not wanting to do the same as everyone else & preferring to stand out from the rest this seemed a good way forward. Main plan is to rear for breeding/meat as there seems to be a niche/gap in the market round here so thought I’d have go. Wanted something quiet/hardy/easy calving as I’m far too busy with the contracting side of things to get into cattle ‘commercially’ so time will tell if I’ve done the right thing or not - if all else fails I could charge people for visits as they seem to be attracting a lot of attention from the public!
 

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jay gatsby

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Yes their eating meal a month now. Its the first meal that they got here since they arrived last december.
Its the way to do it if you can manage it. Would love to be able to fatten cattle off grass alone but never get the cover on them here without a month or two of meal
 

Peter

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Its the way to do it if you can manage it. Would love to be able to fatten cattle off grass alone but never get the cover on them here without a month or two of meal

The o neil feeder is a great help for the job. Just fill it up and leave it out in the field. I used to bring them in and feed them in the shed but this job is working out far better.
 
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