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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Visitors.  Reply with quote

Our geese have been fighting a losing battle trying to keep the grass in the far field under control, so this afternoon I got a local farmer to drop eight young bullocks off with us for a couple of weeks. It's been quite a while since we last had cattle on our place.














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sandrar



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Location: Devon

PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jealous - would love cattle ( and enough land for them )
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Dave C



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Location: Last seen wondering the Teesdale Fells

PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice mate, is a side of beef coming your way ?
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horace



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lawnmowers and muck spreaders
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's hoping that they're still where they're supposed to be when I check on them later this morning.
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Rick & Carol



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Location: Drefach Llanybydder, Ceredigion

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice looking gang there, young animals are always fun to watch
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're yet to find the water that we put down for them yesterday.
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Yorkshire Geordie



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calves are probably like horses.  
You can lead them to water BUT you can't make them drink it.  
They certainly look "neat"  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look a bit scrawny to me. They're probably off beef bulls bred to Holsteins.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me too sure looks a hereford cross or three there. Tail end cows and heifers to beef bulls maybe. thats what we used to do. they are looking good


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