I took over the farm from my dad in 2019 however, have been home farming with my parents since 2012. I am passionate about the livestock on our farm and the regenerative journey we have started.
19 October 2021
The cattle had a bit of a spa day today with Eden Veterinary Practice giving them a pedicure. They use this wonderful piece of equipment to safely check each hoof and trim as needed.
The health of our cattle is of utmost importance to us and interestingly during the journey to high health the role of our vet has completely changed. Before, we used the vet to treat illness, reacting to situations that we found ourselves in. Now, we consult with our vet, create health plans and blood test to identify problems before they become ill. We never blanket vaccinate and nutrition is analysed. We have eradicated diseases that are difficult to combat through blood testing and breeding and we’ve closed our herd (which means we don’t buy anything in, therefore ensuring we don’t bring disease onto the farm). Perhaps not surprisingly our medicine bill has drastically reduced.
We look forward to our annual meetings with the vet setting out goals for the year ahead. Discussing what we have achieved to date and what steps we can take next. Happy and healthy animals is our top priority and excellent vets are vital as part of our team
We started calving today with the addition of this little one. Our cattle stay outside all year round as our Stabiliser cattle are very well suited to outwintering. They are smaller than many other breeds of cattle and so don’t poach the land too badly
About six years ago we inherited a couple of hives. We have always been passionate about pollinators on the farm however we knew absolutely nothing about bee keeping. Dad and I decided that we would take on the job of looking after the bees and
Taking the best of old and new We are very excited this week, new scales were delivered. In the absence of any cattle, Scott was used as the test subject! As hopefully you know already, our farm is Pasture for Life certified. This means that
Tupping time Today is the day that we put the tups out to meet their ladies. The sun was splitting the sky here in the East Neuk, the kind of day that makes you glad to be alive. Outdoor Lambing We lamb later than some