Monday, 21 October 2013

Autumn seems to be approaching fast now with heavy rain showers and cooler nights. The autumn sheep movements are well under way with sales of shearling lamb going reasonably well. There is usually a rush of orders in November before we have to stop for Christmas. The butcher we use is too busy during December to process any for us and by the time the new year arrives the grass has disappeared and we have to wait for the spring growth in April / May before sales can resumed. That's seasonality for you!

The first of our annual purchases of this years lambs are arriving down from the hills and will graze some of the easier land over this winter.

Below Red Galloway cows and calves grazing along side Exmoor ponies on summer marsh grazing.

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