Smooth spring sailing – John van der Goes

Once again time has roared around and it’s time to update what’s been happening here. Well, what has happened? On the whole things have gone really well. Calving seemed to start and just power away, with us reaching the halfway mark three or four days ahead of last year. Talking to people it seems that […]

Autumn catch up – John van der Goes

Once again I’m slow writing this blog. I must be getting old as time just seems to fly by. Nothing much seems to have happened since my last blog but I guess a lot of the day is taken up doing routine stuff. We have been fortunate to have had reasonable rain fall so pasture covers […]

90% at three weeks – John van der Goes

It’s been nice to have contact from some of the people who read our blogs and hear how much they enjoy them. Well, what’s been happening here? Firstly, mating has been going really well. It looks like we will hit the 90% at three weeks target; we only need another two cows to go up […]

Looking back on calving – John van der Goes

Seems like just yesterday that I wrote my last blog, I guess that comes with age as I remember my parents saying the same thing. What’s been happening here? We had our first herd test last Thursday and got the results on Friday. I was very pleased that there were no cows in the millionaires’ club. In […]