MARCH 2000
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The bulk tank was installed on the third and Ankold Refrigeration made short work of the fitting.

The small milk tank is removed
The large milk tank is removed
The new tank is installed
First milk in the new tank
These are the pictures showing the various stages. The only problem now is filling it.

2 cows and 1 heifer have calved this month producing 2 black and white bulls (9 in 10 calvings now) and 1 Simmental heifer.

March to highlight the current low milk pricesOn the 7th we attended a march through the streets of our local town of Northwich to highlight the current low milk prices.




Spraying the fieldsSpring is well and truly here and we have begun the spring work on the fields. The drive field has had 60kg/ha of nitrogen applied to the winter barley crop and it has been sprayed with a manganese supplement, which as you see has improved it from looking yellow to a proper green colour.

The re-seed on the long field has been given an application of compound fertiliser at 150 kg/ha and it has been sprayed to control the weeds

That sinking feelingFor the first time in 2 years it has been dry enough to spread muck on the humpety back, However a timely reminder came on the 20th as crossing the stubble on the drive field with just the chain harrows on the tractor I found a wet patch and was stuck fast right down to the axles. Chris from next door pulled me out.

First day out for the cattleFertiliser has also been spread on the drive field and the left hand meadow with the hope of getting the cows out and today we have let out about 40 of them.

Visiting Students from FranceAlso our annual exchange visitors from the Reaseheath agricultural collage have arrived for the weekend. Here are Brugier Emmanuel (left) and Garcia Frédéric (middle) from Lycée Professionnel Agricole de Montmorillon Jean Marie Bouloux.


See you next month Phil



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