Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New member of the family, Céline

This little monster came as a foster for ‘a few days’ back in April ...fast forward a few months and I signed her adoption papers this week.

Céline has her passport will be moving to the UK in summer

Monday, November 19, 2018

Starting off the week right, rounding up 400 sheep and goats.

We rounded them all up for a quick health check and worming. It’s been years since I’ve done lambing and I forgot how heavy sheep are, especially after tipping hundreds of them!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Residential Ruminants Trip

As part of our Ruminants block we have a three day trip to the uni farm

We stay over in the dorms so we can get up bright and early to do work, then spend the evenings drinking in the local.
We got to do Repro, doing rectal examinations for pregnancy detection or parturition problems like retained placenta, metritis/endometritis

At the end of the day before we headed back we stopped at the calving shed to see if anything was going on, luckily there was...
A heifer was having some problems calving so we had a feel and found her calf had his head back which needed correcting and he was really big. At first we thought we might need to do a c-section but after correcting his position we managed to pull him out.

It’s always been on my bucket list so I’m really glad we got the chance to help.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Home Time

I’m heading home for 12 days tomorrow ...time to pack!