You may have noticed an interesting green contraption in the big field last week. This was all part of our set up to give our lovely Irish Moiled cows, Enys and Amaya, a proper check up. A cattle crush is the safest way to work with cattle as it is less stressful for the animals and they are less likely to injure themselves (or any of us!). Find out more and see how events unfolded on the next page!
Once in the crush, our cows were checked over by vet Lauran Hammond and given beautiful new yellow ear tags by farm manager Nick. She also administered a test for bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) and we are happy to report that both Enys and Amaya have had their tests read and are non-reactors, meaning they are free from this devastating disease! Lauran has also confirmed the exciting news we may be in for the pitter patter of little hooves later in the year!