Finally we have had a drier month. The rain has kept away and we have only had 27mm of rain this month. This means that the cows are now on dry fields and they are not making a mess when out. Only 3 cows have calved this month 1 Simmental heifer one black and white bull (pictured here on the left at about 1 hour old) and one Blonde aquataine bull (this sadly was born dead however).
The Oat crop is looking well and is now about 400mm high next month the "ears" of corn will appear on it.
June has brought Silaging, which we did, on the 13th with Moretons finishing agricultural contracting we asked Richardson's contractors to silage for us. The equipment they use is much larger and instead of a tractor powered forage harvester (see June 2000 report) they use a "self-propelled machine. They completed our silage in less than 6 hours having done 16ha (40 acres). Here are pictures of the forager, Mower and buckrake. Thanks Chris and we'll see you for second cut.
For those of you unfortunate enough to suffer from hayfever the top left off the 4 photos shows the pollen coming from the grass as it is disturbed
Foot and Mouth seems to be (I hope) on the decrease But lets not forget it just yet.
attended a National Farmers Union meeting at which our National President
Ben Gill was the guest speaker here is Ben (pictured on the right) with
our Cheshire County Chairman Alan Gardiner.
See you next month Phil
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