Running a dairy actually means you also have a large part to play in the beef industry! Every year we will have both a mix of dairy and beef calves born on the farm with the Dairy calves being Holsteins and the beef calves being Angus x Holstein. These calves are weaned off milk and then depending on the time of year travel off farm to different locations. Calves born in the autumn travel all the way to Scotland to maximise the land that we own just outside Chirnside in the borders. Calves born in the rest of the year travel to a farm in Surrey in the South East of England.
Our “Scottish” calves are now nearly a year old and having been in for a quick check-up are looking fantastic out in the Sunshine!