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by Louisa Gidney
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Phillipa Laing RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Phillipa Laing RIP

That is sad news. She was indeed a very kind lady and most supportive when I started showing.
by Louisa Gidney
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Orphan Calf
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Orphan Calf

See the thread "how much milk does an orphan calf need" from May 2018, it's a couple of pages down the list of topics. The heifer I was rearing then was weaned at 5 months on to grass. She had a super bull calf in March this year. She was offered sugar beet pellets as a baby, I've never had any succ...
by Louisa Gidney
Fri May 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Cull cow
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Cull cow

What livestock marts are in your area? I would look at the forthcoming sales and make enquiries. Up here (N. Yorks/Co. Durham/Northumberland) there are regular sales of cull, or Over Thirty Month (OTM), cattle. I used to book a haulier to take my culls to mart. Sadly he's now retired, so next time I...
by Louisa Gidney
Sun May 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Woodmagic Petrel Ex91 22 years old today
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Woodmagic Petrel Ex91 22 years old today

What a splendid cow. Though my heart sinks a little when I look at my boss cow and think we may have another 7 years together!
by Louisa Gidney
Wed May 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: List your ideas of things to do with your cows on Lock Down
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: List your ideas of things to do with your cows on Lock Down

Halter training is continuing with last year's heifers. Paul bought a sack of carrots before lockdown and has been coming a couple of times a week as his permitted hour of exercise. The field is next to the road so he can visit them at a safe distance from me.
by Louisa Gidney
Sun May 03, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: virtual agricultural show
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Re: virtual agricultural show

Here's the front view.
by Louisa Gidney
Sun May 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: virtual agricultural show
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Re: virtual agricultural show

Rosewood Glenkinchie and Zanfara Kathryn came 2nd in the Dual Purpose Breed Male & Female Pair class. Did anyone else here enter? It was an interesting experiment. Disappointed that only the Breed Champions were in the Grand Parade on the main part of the site. Very difficult to access the livestock...
by Louisa Gidney
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: virtual agricultural show
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

virtual agricultural show

Anyone else entering Dexters for this? Details of classes on RBST webpage. Dexters are still in Category 6 of the RBST Watchlist.
by Louisa Gidney
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Pleasure in difficult times
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Pleasure in difficult times

On Saturday, I put two heifers in a field where the 2019 ewe lambs have over wintered. This morning, I find the gate open and the gimmers and heifers in the next field with in-lamb ewes. The gimmers came rushing back, almost as if saying "It wasn't us, honest, the Dexters led us astray, we're good g...
by Louisa Gidney
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Guinea fowl
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: Guinea fowl

That would be brilliant, many thanks.
by Louisa Gidney
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Guinea fowl
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Guinea fowl

Yes, I know they're not Dexters. However, does anyone here keep them and have either spare birds or hatching eggs available? I was going to look for some at the local Fur & Feather sales but all are now cancelled.
by Louisa Gidney
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: York Auction Centre sales cancelled
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

York Auction Centre sales cancelled

Just had the email notification that all planned sales at YAC are now cancelled, which includes the Spring Rare Breeds Sale. This site is going to become even more invaluable for advertising stock.
Anyone else having flashbacks to 2001?
by Louisa Gidney
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: white show coats
Replies: 0
Views: 1554

white show coats

As Jim has reminded us, it's not long now until the shows start. I've been sorting through my stash of white coats and have a lot of spares. These are old and in need of a hot wash and iron but may be suitable for newcomers who are not sure about the expense for a trial day out. Chest measurements: ...
by Louisa Gidney
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: More press for Dexters
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: More press for Dexters

Excellent publicity for the breed.
by Louisa Gidney
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Dun Bull Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Re: Dun Bull Wanted

Here's a photo of Zanfara Rory taken in November. He's available for hire and probably either for sale or the freezer in the autumn.
Sadly, the New Forest is too far way. I don't think the Land Rover would make the journey without a trailer, never mind towing a bull.