The Farming Year – February

February’s jobs on a cattle and arable farm can include;

  • Winter/Spring ploughing.
  • Selling surplus grain.
  • Muck spreading.
  • Bedding up cattle once a day.
  • Feeding cattle twice daily.
  • Milling and mixing animal feed.
  • Calving cows.
  • Disbudding (dehorning) calves.
  • Feeding poultry twice a day.
  • Letting poultry out to free range in a morning.
  • Locking up the poultry huts on a night.
  • Cleaning out the poultry huts.
  • Building & machinery maintenance.
  • Selling potatoes to crisp factory.
  • Potatoes washed and loaded into lorries.
  • Potatoes sent to crisp factory.
  • Applying pot ash fertilizer to potato fields.
  • Applying compound fertilizer to wheat and barley crops.
  • Harvesting fodder beet.
  • Rolling mole hills down and catching moles in grass fields.

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