This is the most important time of the year – if we don’t get the cows back in calf we will have no milk in 2024!Bref – Farm Manager
Calving drew to a close in mid-April and everyone drew a brief sigh of relief before the start of breeding on 1 May 2023.
This is the most important time of the year – if we don’t get the cows back in calf we will have no milk in 2024!
We artificially inseminate (AI) the cows for the first five weeks of the breeding season which provides us with all our replacement heifers who will join the herd in 2026. We are always trying to improve the herd to make them even more efficient converters of grass into highly nutritious and healthy milk. During the second five weeks of the breeding season we introduce Hereford and Aberdeen Angus bulls to make sure any cows that have not conceived get every opportunity before the end of the breeding season.