The silage pit is starting to look smaller by the day
Published 06/04/2016 | 02:30
Calving is moving at a steady pace these days and we are now on the final stretch.
With just eight left to calve, I've so far been very happy with the progress of the season. The only problems I encountered was two big calves coming backwards.
All the calves have been lively from birth, with only one calf needing to be suckled - and that was because he was born on a very cold morning and we just wanted to be on the safe side.
With the changeable weather we are having at the moment I have stepped up the herding and observation of the calves in case of scour or pneumonia. I have noticed two with a scour but I think it is only from the milk.
Sometimes when calving or lambing goes well, it is easy to take our eye off the ball near the end of the game. With my new internet connection this year I am having no trouble registering the calves online.
I find it a quick and easy way to register the calves with no mistakes. I usually enter them at night after work or maybe when I am waiting for a cow to calve.
With the poor growth and low grass cover we decided to spread another 50,000 gallons of slurry both on the silage and grazing ground.
We just had it spread before the rain last week and you can see the results already.