A Week on the Estate: First Calf, Seed Drilling & Wild Birds
As the days gradually begin to lengthen, new life and new businesses are thriving at South Ormsby.
Out in the fields, reasonable if windy weather allowed us to get the seed drilling underway. At Keal Yard, the Lincoln Red herd welcomed its first arrival of 2020. Last year’s first calf joined us on 27th January, so this year’s was bright and early.
The calving went very smoothly and both mother and daughter are thriving. The bulls are joined to the cows and heifers by 14th April every year, and the reliable gestation period of 9 months and 1 week will make the last fortnight of January a busy time for the Keal Yard team.