Calving is over, we were just waiting of one straggler and now have 18 calves from 17 put to the bull, thanks to one pair of twins.
The calving aid was used once on a heifer with a tight ring in here vulva.
We have been concentrating on breeding this year using Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer and following up with young bulls.
Showing took a back-seat to breeding and we showed at Bury, Great Yorkshire and Garstang. Competition has been to a very high standard in the cow classes and so were happy with 3rd (I think ), 4th. & Reserve Champion respectively. Moorside 1 Mink 2nd, was our 6 year old show cow with "Mini-Mink" at foot. We only haltered her this year so she is a cow with great character. Mini-Mink is a great calf, being shown unaided by our 6 y.o. nephew this weekend. The dam is in calf to female sexed semen and the whole outfit will be offered for sale later in the year.
We have a nice bunch of bulling heifers being served this year, on which there is a video below.
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