Thought we might make things a little more interesting if we started a blog… we are one of 39 herds milking on the Isle of Man.. when we came here 14 years ago, we made the 100th producer.
We have about 450 cows milking, mainly autumn and spring calving, with I think at last count 14 100 tonne cows milking. Nothing gets any special treatment, closest we get to it is a bunch of fresh calvers and older cows. Our oldest cow T32 LP 130 by Belt is out in the thick of the herd!
Winter is approaching fast, 2 days of gales, boat to the island had been been cancelled, we have had to house the fresh calvers so that the low yielders can stay out longer, trying to get the harvest finished after having had the coolest summer since whenever….