Jul 25 2009
Our Charolais/Murray Grey heifer delivered a heifer calf this morning. The father is one of the top performing Italian Piedmontese sires, but this wee girl does not look a big calf. Its interesting how dark she is – considering both mum and dad are white (although Piedmontese have dark skins). Last year one of our Murray […]
Jul 20 2009
Well, not really! This is a small write up on front page of “Rural News” today. I’m not trying to push the returns up for beef farmers (well, I am a little). I’m all for higher returns for better quality, and lower returns for poor quality. Once this happens, guess what sort of stock will […]
Jul 19 2009
Late last night Cow #207 delivered a beautiful bull calf. If he is as good as his older brother from last year, I will be very happy. Its a Simmental/Pied X so will be great eating for Lake Farm Beef – poor fellah!
Jul 18 2009
Whilst away Skiing – two of our Simmental Cows gave birth to a healthy heifer each. I feel very guilty, because they are not supposed to arrive for another week (based on last years long gestation).”Mandy” has a really white faced calf, and “107” give birth to a feisty heifer with a white blaze.
Jul 10 2009
Being new to the beef industry, and coming from a sales and marketing background I believe I have a pretty open mind – I have to, if I’m going to learn anything. It was only by being open minded that I come across the Piedmontese breed, it’s unique tenderness gene, and could understand the significance […]
Well, our trip to Italy, Turkey, Scotland and USA seems like a distant memory now!We have been busy feeding out every day – a big change from the beautiful European summer!I will make sure I post at least 3-4 times each week, and keep this blog up to date.