Tag Archives: cattle

Spring turnout………

Well at last the Winter is over, rather long it always feels but the cattle are all outside enjoying the sunshine, grass and still cold evenings.  This nosey lot are playing on our field called the Inks for Summer.  They are mainly pedigree limousin cattle, which are young.  We plan to breed off them and

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Lovely Lavenders……………….

We love all the beauty of Ross Bay and the wildlife and nature.  Our beautiful lavenders attract our pollinators ensuring that reproduction can happen.  Hearing the mild buzzing of the bees busy on the lavenders is perfect making the future brighter.  Their fragrance is lovely and the deer keep away – having eaten the superbly

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Taking a pet for a walk…….

Well, just as I was getting the tea out of the oven, minding my own business there was a tap on the window……….Stephen and his animal!!  He was just taking it out for a walk on the halter and teaching it to stand correctly for the showring.  We just caught this nice photo as they

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Straw here and straw there………

Well, got some combining done in Yorkshire and we have been efficient at having it delivered up here to stock up for Winter.  Barley straw is used for both feed and bedding up here on the farm.  The cattle enjoy the roughage of it mixed and chopped up in with the silage, as well as

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Ervie Laura.

We had a recent visit to a pedigree Hereford cattle sale in Stranraer, and purchased a lovely new pedigree cow called Ervie Laura.  She seems to be settling in well here at Ross Fram, and enjoying some of the Kirkcudbright cold weather!  You will have to keep your eyes peeled to see if you can

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Dinner time!

Well it seems to be that time of year again, Winter time.  The clocks have gone back an hour so it gets dark earlier.  Most of the cows are loose housed in the sheds for winter time, enjoying their silage, and sheltering from some of the wind and rain.  It feels a little like Spring

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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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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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Views of Miekle Ross from the Mull of Ross.

Just while we were out and about our daily business of checking the stock and land here at Ross farm, one sometimes has to stop, and take a photo or two.  The wonderful scenery and landscape is so inviting to get the camera out.  We have many deer as well just roaming around the land

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Bull boy.

Here is our Hereford bull enjoying some springtime sunshine with his girls upon the hill.  He can also keep a watchful eye on his offspring from last year as they skip about the pastures.

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