Bridgwater - Lambing Sunday (16 March 2014)
A clear sunny day brought what must have been a record crowd to Rodway Farm to enjoy seeing the farm's livestock & the many other attractions including milking, tractor & trailer tours, ferret racing, sheepdogs guiding ducks, bouncy castle, face painting & other assorted stands.
Lambing has been in full swing & despite the well reported flooding in the area which extended up to the back of the farm buildings & destroyed the majority of the winter wheat crop enough grazing has been found to turn out ewes & lambs. The flock was housed just after Christmas in groups according to scanning results & fed on chopped hay, hipro molasses & concentrates.The introduction of chopped hay has successfully prevented a problem with prolapses which occurred when long hay was fed.
The highlight of the day was the official launch of the "Trevor Kelland Memorial Bursary" awarded jointly to Zac Gratton & David Curryer. David has already presented an interim report & the message is loud & clear - under a common system of mangement Llanwenogs are competing well with the other breeds being kept on the farm principally Texels. Farm staff emphasise that they suit the conditions on the farm well, are good mothers & easy to handle.
Finally our thanks are due to Mrs. Kelland for allowing us to establish this bursary in memory of Trevor.