On the Farm
The open autumn allowed us to keep the Angus outside without poaching the grassland, much longer than we ever dared hope. With winter forage and bedding at a premium because of the now forgotten dry spring and summer, we have taken the opportunity to reduce the amount of winter feed needed, by leaving the herd outside in their natural environment until mid December. We are supplementing their diet with hay and straw and look forward to a new crop of calves in the New Year.
We have been kindly loaned a new ram from Mr and Mrs Charlton, Northallerton, as we are still waiting for the delivery of our new French ram. We decided to take a family, working holiday in October back to the Cher region, and visited two farms with a view to purchasing new bloodlines. Together with a smart new ram from M. et Mme Laine, we also bought three ewes from M. Aubailly. Transport issues have meant that they are still in France but will hopefully be here in time to celebrate the New Year in North Yorkshire.
In the Butchery
The limelight of our television appearance on BBC1's Operation Hospital Food with James Martin does not seem to be waning. The popularity of the programme that first went out in September has resulted in it being repeated in the New Year on prime time BBC 2. We are delighted to be supplying the restaurant within Scarborough Hospital with our Aberdeen Angus brisket for their Christmas menu. Closer to home, there is still time to order your Christmas Fayre, with collection dates of Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd December from 10am to 4pm.
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