Dunwood Contemporary butchers, traditional farmers. Longhorn & Aberdeen Angus Beef

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September 2015

In September we take a small second cut of silage in big bales which we will use to feed cattle outside once grass growth begins to slow in late October, early November.  Calves and cows are still looking well, and by now most of the cows should be in calf, with a due date of April next year; fingers...

August 2015

This year has been a fantastic year for grass growth.  All cattle are looking contended, the bulls are working, and the calves are growing and playing.  We busy ourselves with field work, repairing fences, digging ditches and putting in new field drains. Then, at our local country show we find ourselves...

July 2015

In July all of the cows have calved, and it’s now time for the bulls to join the cows so that we have calves born next April.  On July 1st, we split the cows and calves into their breeding groups, selected for each bull.  We pick the Aberdeen Angus cattle to go with Ludwig our Hereford bull,...

June 2015

June is a great time of year to be a farmer; the days are long, the sun is shining (sometimes!), and for us we only have a handful of cows left to calve.  On a walk around the farm, we note how well the grass is growing, and how well the cattle all look, which gives us an enormous sense of pride. Our...