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by Rob R
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Tempting?
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Tempting?

Unfortunately not, he specifically wanted a polled dun
by Rob R
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Tempting?
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Tempting?

I've been asked if I would sell one of my best breeding bulls, and although I had no intention of selling him and planned to use him in the herd for the next few years I did give it serious consideration. Having concluded that we could spare him for a few years until we can rear a son as a replaceme...
by Rob R
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Dexter Bull Beef
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Dexter Bull Beef

It always pays to work out the options as things like slaughter and packing costs can vary so much. We have bought bulls in at half the price of steers and castrated them but found they don't yield as well as equivalent steers because they don't have the same level of finish on them even at a later ...
by Rob R
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Phillipa Laing RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Phillipa Laing RIP

My first cow had Templeton blood in her and my memory is of the kindest judge with a genuine interest in all the cattle and exhibitors.
by Rob R
Fri May 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Cull cow
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Re: Cull cow

We can slaughter our own cattle locally up to 72 months but after that we send them straight to Taylors at Bamber Bridge, who advertise in the Farmers Guardian. Unfortunately they only seem to cover Lancs, Cumbria, Cheshire & Yorkshire, though. It's a real shame as cow beef is perfactly good eating ...
by Rob R
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Pleasure in difficult times
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

Re: Pleasure in difficult times

You've got them well trained Louisa! :)
by Rob R
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Pleasure in difficult times
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

Re: Pleasure in difficult times

Without curlews and cows I'd probably have gone insane by now...
by Rob R
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: York Auction Centre sales cancelled
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: York Auction Centre sales cancelled

Well, that's my one social outing cancelled - I might need some more stock once this is over...
by Rob R
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Dexters on the telly
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

Re: Dexters on the telly

True enough, many of the species they were looking for through the series are in good numbers round here but several of the field shots and drone footage at the beginning was here on the main farm too. Still, 10 camera operator days went into that short bit...
by Rob R
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Dexters on the telly
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

Dexters on the telly

Tomorrow night, Wednesday 11th at 7pm - our herd (and barn owls) get their minute of fame as part of 'Wild Britain'
by Rob R
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: More press for Dexters
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Re: More press for Dexters

The Yorkshire Post seems to love Dexters - I was asked to do one recently but had to turn it down for other reasons. Then there was Walbut Dexters in, too.
by Rob R
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Brexit...what next?
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Re: Brexit...what next?

Since brexit was announced we've seen sales rise by 100% year on year & many ex-vegans looking for a quality product. I always think a threat to food is good for us producing quality as any shock to the system makes people less complacent with the supermarkets.
by Rob R
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Wolsingham show
Replies: 4
Views: 2698

Re: Wolsingham show

Now that's a photo worth sharing!
by Rob R
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Poor Sale Prices York
Replies: 5
Views: 2993

Re: Poor Sale Prices York

I doubt there are many herds in the country turning a profit, even with the most well bred, well handled stock there is a time factor to consider and time is one of the biggest costs in farming, along with land.