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Barley, mulberry and shaking grass...

Emma Heseltine: I’ve come to the end of last year’s barley for the pigs. I’ve got a good few bags to crush that will keep them going for a while but I’m going to have to go back to some of my other sources. I can get biodynamic bran from the watermill in Little Salkeld, which is a by-product of the white flour making process. The last pigs really enjoyed this so I might add it to their ration and stretch the barley a bit further.

07 July 2013 | 5 Comments | Recommended by 0

Acorn and Kate and my little friends ploughing...

Emma Heseltine: Acorn lost a calf earlier this year. We hoped it wasn’t something wrong with her and sent her back to Jeremiah. She was in calf according to the vet and I worked out that she should be due on or around Christmas. I was hoping she wouldn’t calve on Christmas day as that would certainly put a bit of a spanner in my plans for the day!

09 December 2012 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 1

Ianthe, freezing and pork...

Emma Heseltine: This weekend we are hosting the Northern Longhorn breeders herd competition lunch and AGM. The judge has a look at all the herds which have entered and gives prizes for different categories: best senior bull, best calf born this year, etc. We are not a herd that produces breeders, we produce beef, but it’s nice to enter anyway, and its certainly nice to have 30 Longhorn breeders over for lunch and a good old chin-wag.

02 December 2012 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 4

Great Yorkshire Show

Emma Heseltine: This week I’m getting a special treat, I’m heading to the Great Yorkshire Show with Nicky Luckett to give a hand with the cattle and learn a few things about showing.

15 July 2012 | 6 Comments | Recommended by 1

Helena, PDing and rain...

Emma Heseltine: This morning I am given a reminder of why I love my job (as if I need one). Finally Helena has decided to have her calf, and thankfully I’m about to see it. She has picked her spot and is giving it a go.

08 July 2012 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0

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