Due to such popular demand the coffee mugs we had for sale are sold out. For anyone wanting some but missed out please contact any of the committee members to be put on a waiting list. We are trying to obtain some more at the same great price.
Finally made it Marg.....I might as well try and put a pic up here since I am in. This is Jess with our Bull Campania Springs Casanova
At the recent (VERY COLD) Field day at Deyrah Dexters I was talking to another breeder about buying semen from the "north island". The comment was made that it was expensive to ship it down here. I suggested that if anyone else is wanting semen brought in that we might be able to organise to have it brought in together. So if you are thinking of buying any semen please let me know & we will be able to share the cost of transport.
Well it was quite cold at New Norfolk on Saturday, 4 degrees when we arrived at 10 am and 4 degrees when we left, but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd that had gathered. The topics covered were condition scoring of cattle, know your beef cuts, halter training, halter making and NLIS tags.
The meat cuts proved to be interesting with the painting of the actual cuts on a heifer with tail paint, which yes will wash off. Then a quiz to follow to check who was listening and who was not. Pam MacFarlane and Fran Maxwell won with 14 out of 14, a Dexter mug and a bottle of wine. We also awarded a prize to Chris Adams who said it should all be sausages, except the eye fillet, as he loves Dexter sausages. Which was good as we were having a sausage sizzle for lunch.
We then had the two heifers on halters, they had only been haltered once before, so we thought we could be in for some excitement. But the smaller of the two who is about 12 months old was an angel, even letting us check her teat placement on her udder. The older heifer rising two was a little more fiesty but not anywhere near as bad as we expected.
Most made a halter to take home and at that point Mark & I left for home a 3 and a half hour drive.
It was a great day, even if a tad cold, and everyone seemed to have learnt something. Many thanks to Sue & Daryl Crawford for allowing us all to come to your property and see your delightful cattle.
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