The Blog: What’s happening on the farm?

Horsing around.

Our pony Beauty, has been away being broken in to ride and has recently returned back here to Ross Bay.  She is incredibly quiet and sensible, and Philippa and I are enjoying some walks around the bay, grooming, mucking out etc……… all in a day down on the farm.

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Autumn is here.

Lovely skies at night, but turning colder now.  The cattle still happily grazing on the fields which are a bit on the wet side shall we say so treading the soil up a bit…………ready to come in doors soon.

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Cattle.

All times are busy here at Ross farm.  The cattle need moving around the farm to new fresh fields, and the bulls need to change the groups they run with too.  Some cows need to be moved to the maternity wing for closer observation………its all go go go!

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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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