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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OK let's get going ......

I can't actually start working until March at the earliest (I have had to relearn how to walk, gradually take weight on my left hip, and as of yesterday I stopped using crutches!). But we are starting

2021 (we survived!!!)

Wow. What a nightmare. COVID 19. Lockdowns for 16 weeks (luckily we were able to visit the farm, but under strict conditions). Almost unable to walk with my dud hip .... a battery of medical tests

BEEF WEEK Open Day was held on Sunday February 2nd 2020 at 248 McGeorge Road Gisborne.


We had numerous interested visitors, and it was amazing to have a cool pleasant day, with grass everywhere, for BEEF WEEK.