Abomasal bloat is a relatively common health issue in young orphan lambs. It is caused by an overgrowth of gas-producing bacteria in the abomasum. It is thought this happens when lambs are allowed to drink too much, too quickly. Early intervention is critical, as once it starts, the process is very rapid. Signs include a swollen belly and a dull lamb. Often they will be reluctant to drink. The pressure of the bloated abomasum can cause heart/lung failure and, if not caught in time, the abomasum ruptures causing the lamb to die.
Great news! Rearsby Black Label, Peter's favourite cow, has just calved her 8th calf, producing a bull calf destined to follow Black Gem to Genus for National AI use.
Frome Show 2014. Yet again we have won at Frome: We won gold in the fruited yogurt Class with the Lemon Curd, and Bronze with the Rhubarb. We won silver with the Natural and silver with the Double Cream in the cream class.
Judges comments: What a wonderful flavour experience. Beautiful, smooth, creamy, glossy, everything you want in a yoghurt.