News From Penrhiw Farm

It's good growing weather - all the arable crops are responding to the warm rain and there is plenty of grass.  Lots of lovely haylage already made on Cefn Coed / Fforest - still watching the grass grow at Penrhiw.  

One for the farm record book  -  Martha, one of Cefn Coed's best sows had 18 piglets.  How many she will manage to rear is questionable.  A few are small and there is a lot of Martha to lie down without squishing some.   

On the down side, the muggy weather provides ideal conditions for fly strike on the sheep.  Wet warm fleeces are a wonderful habitat for wriggly maggots.  We have to be very vigilant with a thorough check of the ewes daily until they are all shorn.  (Welsh ewes don't readily part with their fleeces until late June)

Celia   

Thursday, May 31, 2018

News

Title Post date
May 16th market details Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:15
Market News February 5th 2015 Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:02
January Market News Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:56
Farewell to Sandra Friday, May 15, 2015 - 09:55
New season lamb arrives at the market Friday, May 15, 2015 - 07:11
Last Market for Tortoise Bakery Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 19:58

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