This is what 2 hours work looks like

Two of the bull calves were too big for my banding gun (I had let them get too big), and one had an undescended testis. So I needed to call in our wonderful vet Des James. But first I had to separate the three calves from the herd .... this is how I broke my leg 2 years ago so I am always a little nervous. But job done, in gorgeous cool misty conditions (rare for February). Des castrated both calves standing up in the crush without issue, and the undescended testis remains undescended! A successful and enjoyable morning.

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We are not sure how the Pandemic will affect us. To date (May) we have been able to get most jobs done, although for 6 weeks we could not get anyone to attend the farm for service related issues. The