We have been busy lately making the old cow shed into a new slatted house. This means that no longer do we need to clean them out with the four prong pike and barrow every day. The cattle are in now for the winter. I can't believe how easy it is. The tractor puts in the a bale and we spread it about with a pike. They are eating barley silage and straw in the above photographs. Yes I know the straw is piked much too close to the head feeder.
Cattle are making savage money at the moment. The only thing is the small cattle are also making big money. So if you sell your cattle you can't really afford to buy any replacements. How can can this be so? Dear cattle in a recession. Me not understand?
When we were making the new slatted shed. I kept thinking me or my son would get hurt. We didn't though. Oh no! We took down the scaffolding last week and guess who split his finger open with a scaffolding plank? Yeah it was me!
Number one son made (cut and weld) the head feeders and gates. Not bad for a 16 year old eh?