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Photo of Goldies Fusilier and a picture of one of his heifer calves now on the 'For sale' page.

Kingshaugh Bella and her bull calf Kingshaugh Jason sold into Northumberland to start a new herd. She is staying with us until she has been AI'd.

Spanning fell tomorrow, this weather seems to have suited the fell this year, hope the sheep come in aswell as they look. 

Successful couple of days, finished silage time and scanned cows this morning, all in calf and it means Tom's AI training has paid off, also the semen taken from Ananas Ben has had it's first successful in-calf cow.

Productive three days, 293 lovely small bales of hay and 141 big bales of a mix of haylage and silage. Only two fields to get, considering we only started just over a fortnight ago, just shows want you can do when the sun does show its self.

Good day for John and Tom as they hope to finish their contracting clipping for the year, on a fell in Northumberland today.

What a difference a few days of sunshine makes, two more fields down plus headlands on three others.

First field cut and headlands on another, crop quite pleasing, now just got to get it gather, hopefully as haylage.

Silage pad has been extended, meaning that we can stack all bales at home from now on. We just need the ground to dry up, so that we can start cutting. Fingers crossed for a dry week.

A big thank you to Steve Robson and Abi Harrison from The Enterprise agency for all their help in setting up our new website and also to UTASS for all the training received.

Fell ewes and lambs gathered, clipped and dosed. We have been lucky with the weather and have worked around the Great Yorkshire Show, Tom is now hoping for a good spell of weather to catch up with his contract clipping.

Great Yorkshire Show 2012 was a successful day for Kingshaugh Swaledales, getting Female Champion and Reserve Overall Swaledale with a ewe, fifth with the Catlow tup and thrid with a gimmer hogg. We enjoyed our day and it was such a shame that the show was cancelled.

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