Tag Archives: Belted Galloway Cattle

Buttercup has a New Calf

I found Buttercup with a new calf in North Pasture this morning. I think it was born 6/7th February. It’s name will be Nia, if it’s a girl, or Andrew. I’m awaiting the arrival of a belted Galloway calf, and … Continue reading

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Return of the Herd

Five of the Wilden Marsh herd arrived back on the marsh today, having enjoyed a two month holiday at Chaddesley Wood: Wayne and Waynetta Galloway, and Tulip, Jill, and Buttercup Shetland. Other cattle will arrive when the new growing season … Continue reading

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Now Too Settled In The Rhombus Field

When I arrived at the Rhombus Field today the herd came running, mooing and bellowing. What I heard was: “We’ve had enough of this Rhombus Field, Mr. Mike!” Cutting willow and alder scrub in the Orchid Field was my plan … Continue reading

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Settling In

I didn’t get down to the Reserve until late this afternoon and was pleased to see the cattle still at ease in the Rhombus Field. They were eating rush on a drier part of the field, with the gate open, … Continue reading

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Controlling The Herd

The Rhombus and Orchid Fields are very wet mid marsh mires with concealed drainage ditches, and a lot of scrub vegetation growing unchecked throughout. The cattle feel insecure in these fields; I think they are concerned about getting stuck in … Continue reading

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Wake Up Wayne!

The Wilden Marsh herd has almost eaten itself out of house and home, and is off on holiday at the end of this month, immediately on completion of TB testing. In January next year, after two month R&R grazing in … Continue reading

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Rise And Shine On Wilden Marsh Early This Morning

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