A Week on the Estate: Hybrid Forage, Farm 24 & Saturday Club
We moved into late summer this week, with fine cloudy weather broken up by hot, dry weekends. We also saw the return of #Farm24, an online celebration of the hard work of British farmers in feeding the nation and caring for their land and livestock.
#Farm24 at South Ormsby got underway early on 6th August. Paul Barnes’ first job of the day was to check the rain gauge. With a very warm weekend in the offing, we’d had no overnight rain. The Lincoln Red herd were pictured thoroughly enjoying the cool, humid start to the day. The wide pastures on which they graze are especially succulent with a garnish of dew.
Keeping the bull pens spick and span is another key part of our daily routine highlighted under #Farm24. When the bulls are out with the cows in the spring and summer, we tackle this vital but less than glamorous job.