Word for the week: Turnout


As soon as that soil temperature hits six degrees and the plate meter (or the mark on the side of your boot) tells you there’s enough grass there to be grazed, the winter housing period is over and none of us can wait to turn cattle or earlier lambing sheep out on the new grass

So you rush them out

And by day two they’ve found the problem with the fence that you missed because you didn’t check properly

And by the next week you’ve found the boluses you meant to give them before they went out

And then you find the unused pot of pour on you got cheap at the end of last season still tucked away in the back of the cupboard …

All the ‘P’s

It all goes to prove the old saying: ‘planning and preparation prevents poor performance’!

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail!

And it’s that common human failure to prepare properly (because life gets so rushed) that motivates all the ‘inheritance planning’ and glossy ‘legacy’ leaflets that fall out of the farming papers and those classy looking letters from the farming unions.

They pick gentle words and pretty pictures to use, but basically they’re all just telling you to make sure you’re not so busy that you don’t get ready to, well, sorry … die.

Now, there’s no need to be morbid, but there’s a lot more to be planned for than what happens to the stuff you can’t take with you! So what can you do to be positive about everything that you will?

It’s not the sort of thing you can discuss with everyone, but if we can help, we are OK to talk quietly to anyone about preparing for the inevitable BIG ‘Turnout’.

Give us a call, find us in the Mart, reply to this post with some contact details or catch us on social media and we’ll be happy go over it with you!