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by Louisa Gidney
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Carlisle Sale entries
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Carlisle Sale entries

Both heifers sold and Fluorspar has gone to a home just down the road. It was good to see people again yesterday.
by Louisa Gidney
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Carlisle Sale entries
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Carlisle Sale entries

Catalogue now available: 3 bulls, 11 cows and 16 heifers entered. Large consignment from the Avalon herd in Wiltshire.
by Louisa Gidney
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Possible scam
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: Possible scam

It's a long time since variations of this topic came up but just to make people aware that it seems to be happening again. I've had a "Kamila Taylor" wanting to buy Manx Loaghtan rams, who will send a courier (sic) to collect but needs all my bank details & personal info before sending a cheque in p...
by Louisa Gidney
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Tempting?
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Tempting?

Might your contact be interested in Rosewood Glenkinchie? I've got too many of his relations in the herd now.
by Louisa Gidney
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Carlisle Sale entries
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Carlisle Sale entries

Here's Fluorspar.
by Louisa Gidney
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Carlisle Sale entries
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Carlisle Sale entries

I'm entering Zanfara Jemima F59618, born 19/6/19. Black, horned, halter trained and very affectionate when offered carrots.
Paul is entering Aardrind Fluorspar F60618, born 11/1/20. Black, horned, halter trained and loves cuddles, without carrots.
by Louisa Gidney
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Zanfara boss cow
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Zanfara boss cow

Behaviour is definitely from the sire's side, Hill Farm Thomas. Thomas jumped the fence once too often into the neighbour's field so had to go on a one way trip. All Clarissa's many other calves had her sweet nature and I ended up keeping Thomasina! On the plus side, all Thomasina's progeny and desc...
by Louisa Gidney
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Zanfara boss cow
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Zanfara boss cow

A rather late response to Saffy's request for more info on my boss cow. She is Zanfara Thomasina, born 7/2/05. She is my attempt to breed back to Doesmead bloodlines. So far has had fourteen calves, of which eleven have been heifers and the three bulls were all registered and worked. All have been e...
by Louisa Gidney
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Phillipa Laing RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

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: 671

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: 1766

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: 1627

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: 2008

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: 1608

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: 1608

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...