Morning Livestock Duties In Autumn And Winter

When a farm has livestock there are certain jobs that have to be done at certain times of the day and certain times of the year.

The Farming Friends livestock consists of;

  • Poultry – white leghorn hen and guinea fowl.
  • Fattening beef cattle.
  • Breeding beef cattle.
  • British saddleback pigs.

Each morning the following jobs need to be done;

Poultry Jobs

  • Let poultry out of their huts so that they can free range for the day.
  • Fill up poultry feeders with layers pellets.
  • Change or fill up the poultry drinkers with fresh water.

Fattening Beef Cattle Jobs

  • Bed up the heifer barn/fold yard with fresh straw.
  • Feed the cattle barley and silage.

Breeding Beef Cattle Jobs

  • Bed up the fold yard with fresh straw.
  • Feed the cattle barley and silage.

British Saddleback Pigs Jobs

  • Feed the pigs the pig concentrate and barley mix.
  • Empty water trough and refill with fresh water.
  • Add extra bedding straw if needed.
  • Shovel up pig muck and remove from the pig stye.

Although this doesn’t look like a long list of jobs, if it is done by one person it will take about an 1 hour.

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