Seahawk Herd

Ed Turner/Sally Grimwood - Suffolk

The herd was started about twenty five years ago as a hobby but grew to over two hundred head as more conservation land became available, this is now being reduced as we get older!

Red Poll are a placid and an easy breed to keep and ours are outside all year round. Calving is usually in February and March so the calves are ready for the spring grass. We rarely intervene in any calving and expect to get over 90% success in live births to weaning.

They are kept on light land during the winter and moved to summer grazing on the Suffolk marshes. Winter feed is hay, straw and fodder beet or other roots.

Taken from Newsletter, No. 113, Spring 2019

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