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My Farming Week - Georgie Haston, Lancashire

Georgie Haston is herdsman on a robotic milking dairy farm, milking 180 pedigree Holstein Fresian cows in Osbaldeston, Lancashire. She is also building up her own flock of sheep with her boyfriend Stuart Whitaker.


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Milking: On a daily basis, I have to ensure all cows are getting milked and all three Merlin robots are in working order.

 

I enjoy getting cows in as I get to know them all, meaning I can monitor them and check each individual cow for signs of ill health.

 

Cow health: Each week, we have a vet visit to inspect cows which have recently calved, pregnancy check the others and give them a general check-up.

 

This week, I have trimmed the feet of about 12 heifers, because there are lots of cows ready to calve soon. We also Yorkshire-boarded the side of new building which we are busy putting up.

 

Since I started work here in May last year, I have developed a programme which alerts me when cows’ feet need trimming.

 

I receive a notification when a cow reaches 120 days calved, then I score their feet and decide whether they need to be checked again in 30, 60 or 120 days. This system makes my job a lot easier and helps me prevent rather than cure.

 

Sheep flock: Along with my boyfriend Stuart Whitaker, I have 50 Texel crosses and 20 pedigree Blue Texels.

 

All our sheep have been tupped with Blue Texels and are due for lambing in February. The dream is to one day have a farm of our own.

 

While I am busy working on-farm in the day, my evenings this week have been taken up making a holding pen in a field we have just fenced for our sheep to graze.

 

Young Farmers: I joined my local Young Farmers’ Club just more than a year ago and have never looked back.

 

Being a member of Samlesbury YFC has taken me to Torquay to compete in the national jump rope finals and has led me to meet some lifelong friends.

 

This week, we have been rehearsing for the ballroom dancing competition. It is hard work, but it is all about trying new things and trying not to fall over.

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