The Blog: What’s happening on the farm?

First Prize Single heifer.

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED MONDAY 14th AUGUST 2017 STORE AND OTM CATTLE Wallets Marts conducted their special August Anniversary Show and Sale of 893 Store cattle on Monday 14th August 2017. It is now 161 years since Wallets formed their auction business in Castle Douglas and a decision was taken last year to mark

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Itchy chin.

Our hereford bull seems to enjoy a pose for the camera.  He has moved fields and has some new girlfriends now, and is exploring around the new field boundaries.  Great to find that place to scratch ones itch!  What else are these rocky outcrops on the farm for?  Lovely picturesque views over Ross Bay, and

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Sheep management!

Sheep management they call it………..all lambs weaned off their mummies to give them a rest, worming completed and fly deterrent applied so that the horrid flies don’t lay their eggs and cause maggots to grow and hassle the sheep and lambs. The ewes will be pleased to enjoy some time off grazing on the luscious

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Stock judging competition at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Well, we had a trip down to the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and our Stephen had a trip to the limousin cattle society stand, and young limousin breeders club, ending up competing in the National Stockjudging Competition 2017 competing for team Scotland, and guess what – team Scotland were 1st place prize winners.  What

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Haymaking at Ross Farm.

Haymaking time has been completed for the 2017 winter feed.  First cut silage is done and in the clamp, and we are awaiting the regrowth of our luscious green coastal grass for our second cut silage to make sure we have enough winter fodder for all the farm animals down here on Ross Farm.

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After a march to the top of the hill.

Looking down from Meikle Ross to the bay, farm steading and cottages.  Lovely summer sunshine.

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That view again, just ‘cos I like it!

Just another picture of the silaging this time as we really like it.  It captures the flurry of activity which is there and then no sooner gone.  Ross island in the back drop, us tractor drivers need to concentrate on driving and not viewing otherwise we will soon be seeing the sea to close!!

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The view from the office in June!

Well I have to say this is one of our favourite views, looking down the lighthouse field, or so we call it, and overlooking Ross island.  It is a little haven of contentment, peace and quiet.  You really could be anywhere when you just look out to sea.  A picnic overlooking the island is a

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Surprise late arrival.

Imagine our surprise when we saw a new born lamb in the field in late May.  The young mum is so proud and protective.  They run quite fast out of our way, lamb hugging mums side as the talk to each other.

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Looking around.

The sheep are enjoying their grazing and not too impressed by our presence on the hill on the quad bike, requesting a pose for the camera!

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