In today’s climate the Blue Grey is a very competitive
J & C Wood, Potholm, Langholm, Dumfriesshire run a 1400
acre LFA unit ranging from 280’ to 1400’ with 1,000
acres of hill grazing. 170 Blue Grey cows are kept on the hill
and rough grazing. 100 calving in the autumn with the remainder
Brought onto the farm annually as 12—20 month old heifers,
selected for length and conformation at the Newcastleton autumn
sale. The cows calve to the Charolais with the heifers put
to the Aberdeen Angus bull.
The Blue Grey is the ideal cow for the poorer forage areas,
kept for their long productive life span with 12-13 calves
being quite normal, they calve relatively trouble free and
are very reliable milkers, and the ability to out-winter reduces
the unit cost considerably.
J & C Wood
Tel: 01387 380258