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Biodiversity, linking farming and the environment………..

How is that for a lovely photo, even if I do say so myself………….the Ross peninsular really encourages you to take the camera on a trip around the animals out grazing the land, its a lovely job on a sunny day but as many of you will know when the wind is blowing and horizontal

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You could be anywhere……….

Well, what a lovely job on a nice day, jumping on the quad bike, setting off to look around the cattle, sheep and land to see all is well and in order……….decided to take the camera with me as the sun was shining and things were under control on this particular day!! Its amazing how

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Lambing time is getting started………….

Well, when we scanned the ewes over the Christmas period, we knew lambing was going to be a little later this year.  We usually start on Valentines day!  We have had a few lambs but things are still slow……….all mums holding tight to their unborn lambs just waiting for this nice weather to disappear and

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More action……………tractor power.

Hay made, we then concentrated on making haylage – baling the dry grass, and wrapping it with the black plastic to give the animals a great tasty alternative to dry hay and clamp silage (grass in a silage clamp fermented to a great winter feed). Trying to balance the diet for the animals is hard

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Red sky at night…….

……..shepherds delight as they say, well we are certainly due some nice weather, and nice it has been so far in May. Long may it continue. Beautiful sunny days and gentle tides, all gives a relaxing feeling of summer!!

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Busy waiting……

Well, the sheep should be in full swing of lambing time but they are making a slow start, hence the blog!! We have only had a few lambs which have been moved off the antenatal fields, up the hills onto the post natal fields where there is the shelter of the walls, gorse, trees and

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Soon be lambing time…………sheep snacker is out and about.

Our sheep have all been scanned to see if they are carrying lambs, and if so how many. This allows us to separate them into the ones expecting single lambs, twins, or triplets (and the one expecting quads!) Then we can feed them all accordingly. The singles don’t want too much extra feed as they

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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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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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Sheep shearing all done for 2017.

The lovely sunshine at costa del ross, made the sheep glad to have their long warm fleeces clipped off.   All wrapped up and put in bags, just waiting to be collected and made into some lovely warm winter garments.  The lambs are growing and enjoying relaxing and lapping up the heat whilst exploring the

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