Christmas is coming! – Brian Frost

December has arrived, along with all its craziness with end of year things to attend. We are off to a flying start and up for the worst parent awards, where we are in the lead at the moment, by completely missing the violin recital :(. On another note, the boat has been in the water […]

Time to go fishing – Brian Frost

The last few months have been busy, with lots of things to get done on the farm, but finally AB has finished – the bulls are out, crops are in and Frostie can go fishing – well when the weather plays ball and the wind dies down! We finished six weeks of AB on Monday. […]

Go the ABs! – Noldy Rust

What a joy to sit down to write and share a few thoughts about what is happening on the farm. Last month as I wrote we were preparing for mating, keeping an eye on the spring flush that was about to happen, and preparing for some really early starts as the Rugby World Cup neared its […]

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 […]

A change of plans – Trent Guy

Mating Well, we are 6 days into mating and the cows are cycling like crazy. We have mated 128 of 290 so far but I have a wee confession to make….. The last blog I said we were going to milk the 2 and 3yr cows on OAD, but spring never came so we put […]

Late spring sonnet – Noldy Rust

Spring is here or is it not, sometimes cold and sometimes hot. Grass is growing, open the round, next bloody minute it’s slowing down! Fickle spring weather here again, a mix of sunshine, wind and rain. Have to monitor what’s going on; eye off the ball and it all goes wrong! Regular farm walks are […]

The end of calving is near – Brian Frost

Since our last blog the grass has at last started growing. We are still behind what we would like, but at least we are moving in the right direction. All of the cows are back from the run-off and we have 93% of the herd calved. Mostly this has gone without too many problems; we […]

Decisions, decisions – Noldy Rust

I don’t know about all you others out there, it may just be me, but I sense that this has been a reasonably kind calving season?? Please rebuff me if need be, I am always open to criticism and ridicule, what with having 3 daughters ….and a wife!!! At our place at least, things have gone […]