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04-03-17-Dams, shabby books and passports

Dams, shabby books and passports

Do you remember when I was born nearly 2 years ago I told you all about how Mamma J had to register my birth with a government organisation called the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) that included details of my mother’s ear tag and my eartag number?  So now the same had to happen with my daughter and with every animal born on the farm.

Should any animal move on or off the farm it is Mamma J’s responsibility to tell the BCMS the date of each movement and where the animal has moved to.  Soon after my baby calf was born she had 2 eartags put in each ear, one small yellow one and the other a larger triangular shape. Once this was done Farmer Clive noted all the details in his own “Calf book”- a now very shabby book!

This book has details of every calf born and their dams (that’s the calfs Mother), with records going back to 1991!  Here is my calf’s entry put in once she was born.

Look here’s my calfs entry in the book

Then once this is done every calf born here on Perridge Farm  has to be registered on the BCMS website and this is my calf’s entry.

And then this week the end result is a passport for my calf that will stay with her wherever she goes

My babies got a passport!

Guernsey calf born to Bonny of #BonnysBlog

My beautiful baby calf

I think spring is definately on it’s way, the daffodils are budding, and yesterday the sun shone all day, it was lovely!   Speak to you next week with more moos from the farm.



Hello, my name is #Bonny and I am a #Guernsey #browncow living at Perridge Farm in Pilton, Somerset. I wanted to write this blog so that you can share in the everyday life happenings on our organic farm; which is also the home of Brown Cow Organics.
I started writing #BonnysBlog when I was very young, back in April in 2015 and every week since I’ve been telling you all about things that are happening on the farm; to me, my calf friends, the big girls, all the other animals on the farm and the humans that look after and care for us all – Farmer Clive, Mamma J, Sophie, Vet Stephen and Nathan. So drop in every week for all my Moos – Bonny

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