September Club Trip from Friday 25th September - Sunday 27th September
We all had a great trip away to Stirling/Perth Area. Arriving at the Golden Lion Hotel Stirling on the Friday evening, it was a nice hotel and great food.
We headed to Highland Wagyu on Saturday morning, for a very interesting visit and I think we all learnt something and had a few questions along the way. We saw a few Wagyu calves some only a few days old, they are slightly smaller than a highland calf when born. They had a few crosses and saw the Wagyu Highland cross and looking forward to seeing the end result in a year or so to see the meat it produces. At the next Wagyu farm we saw both full Wagyu & cross Wagyu almost ready for slaughter, the cattle are anything but small at this age of about 36 months plus.
We had a quick stop of lunch then on to Grahams Dairy where we saw a very impressive herd of quite Limousin cattle. We then had a tour of the dairy, and had a wee experience of how cold -21 degrees Celsius, but all worth it for a tub of Grahams Ice Cream and if you've not tried it I can only suggest you go and try it's worth it. We also say the lovely Jersey cows & calves along with watching some of them being milked.
It was a great day and very interesting and both farms were of similar thoughts not to push cattle to get them finished but to take your time and the end result is worth it.