In Your Field
The New Year brings new rules – not the self-improving acts we make and then fail to deliver. No, the real ‘new rules’ with consequences, warnings and penalties – changes to cross-compliance, sheep identification and flock records and a new Glastir contract.
It is an odd thing to say given this month’s news, but our herd is expanding again as 70 home-reared, pedigree Brown Swiss heifers calved over the Christmas period. Santa brought some kick bars and I am sure the herd manager and his colleagues were delighted with the extra burden of training these young ladies, but they seem to be settling in well.
?When it comes to snow, I have to admit, I am still a big kid, so imagine my excitement when the huge flakes started to fall on Boxing Day afternoon.