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DOWN ON THE FARM

HORTON IS A SMALL HAMLET WITH JUST A HAND FULL OF HOUSE'S , A CHAPEL AND A POST BOX !!

WITH VIEWS ACROSS PENDLE HILL, THE RIBBLE VALLEY & THE YORKSHIRE DALES,

WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR ?

 ( SUNSHINE )

 

    WE ARE DAIRY FARMERS MILKING AROUND 110 COWS, TWICE A DAY 4.30 AM AND 4 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK.

WE LIVE ON THE FARM AND WORK 200 ACRES OF LAND,

WE ALSO REAR OUR OWN CALVES, WE HAVE AROUND 100 YOUNG CALVES AND HEIFERS WITH NEW ADDITIONS BEING ADDED DAILY,

WE DO NOT HAVE A BULL ANY MORE WE ARE ON BREEDING PROGRAM AND ALL CALVES ARE BORN THROUGH A.I.( ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION )

THROUGH A.I WE CAN CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE AND COMPATIBLE BULL FOR THAT COW.

MOST FARM WORK IS UNDER TAKEN BY OURSELVES WITH FAMILY ON BOARD WHEN IT COMES TO SILO TIME, WE DO HAVE HELP ON HAND FROM DIETICIANS AND BREEDING COMPANY'S TO HELP MAINTAIN A HAPPY HEALTHY COWS,

WE PRODUCE 900,000 LITRES OF MILK A YEAR,

THIS IS COLLECTED EVERY OTHER DAY, THE MILK IS STORED IN OUR LARGE REFRIGERATED COOLING TANK IN THE DAIRY,

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR PICTURES ON THE FARM,

IT SHOWS THE WORK INVOLVED IN GETTING YOUR MILK ON TO YOUR TABLE AT BREAKFAST TIME ,

 THE YEARS OF BREEDING AND THE HOURS OF WORK ON THE LAND TO PRODUCE QUALITY HEALTHY COWS THAT GIVE HIGH QUALITY MILK,

WE WILL BE ADDING NEW PHOTOS ON TO OUR FARM PAGE AS THE PROGRESS OF LAND AND ANIMALS  GOES ON THROUGH OUT THE YEAR AND THROUGH THE WINTER.

 MAY FARM DIARY & PHOTO'S

FARM  PHOTO'S

 

 

MAY 2009  

  THE MILKING COWS GRAZING TIME

SILO TIME

 ALL GRASS HAS TO BE CUT & COLLECTED

 

 
     

 

 

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