The long grass is cut and tipped into the silage pit. It is covered over with thick black plastic sheeting so that the heat of the summer can ferment it, turning it into silage. The silage is fed to the bullocks and sheep over the winter and they absolutely love it!
Throughout the month lambs are weighed and sold. The grazing fields are ‘topped’. The tips of the blades are cut to stop the grass going to seed and to promote fresh growth.
The rams are put in with the older ewes on the 19th June, so that lambing can start on the 12th November.