Learning about trees – Graham Smith

Although the cows are milking well not all things are going to plan. The submission rate was 85%, close but no cigar. I still have two cows that are reluctant to cycle and as I do not intervene, I will just have to be patient. The girls are holding at 1.8 to 1.9 kg MS […]

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 […]

Busy, busy – John van der Goes

Time flies when you are having fun. And even more so when you are not. Things on farm are still quite hectic. Seems like it takes all day just to get the essentials done. Add in meetings and off farm activities there seems to be very little time left to do the jobs I wanted […]

Some more tree planning – John van der Goes

It’s time to update you all on what’s happening at my place. We’ve just put in the last of our silage from the runoff so hopefully now we will be able to get those jobs done that were meant to be done before calving! Like finishing the fencing that has been pulled out because hedges […]

Planting trees – John van der Goes

After 12 years or so of re-fencing and rearranging our farm we now want to start planting trees and the stream that runs through it. I have talked about doing this since we first came here. For a long time I was unsure how to tackle this project, not wanting to start and have to […]