2014 Season Update
The 2014 season is progressing somewhat slowly with some cold storms in October with fresh snow on the tops. Soil temperatures are variable up and down. After a wet winter at The Glen fodder crops created much mud for break-fed cattle. The cows programmed to autumn calve have done their calves well – these are mainly by Dom Camillo (a Full French bull from Ireland) all a good pattern type. The spring born calves by Granville – a Sylvain son – and of course our trusty Crusader are like peas in a pod and doing exceptionally well. Feed is traditionally slow at this end of the spring but the Charolais are milking well. We have a couple of 2 year old bulls left as well as 6 18months old 2013 autumn born bulls which are still being break fed on kale – they are looking great and are good weights. The 2013 spring born bulls by Crusader are mature, structurally sound and a pattern of their sire. There are potential stud sires in that mob. Many thanks to our repeat and new buyers of our bulls. It was immensely satisfying to have a client come back buying our Charolais bulls after an unprofitable experience with other breeds.
Lambing has been exceptional with good weather and survival rates. We have tailed in excess of 150% ewes mated.