What is #FARM24 all about?
24 Hours in Farming is the agricultural industry’s biggest online event with an audience reach of more than 112 million. The annual event aims to showcase the brilliant work done by British land and livestock farmers all day, every day to produce the food we eat and drink.
Here at Dalton Tags we are committed to promoting and showcasing the hard work farmers put into feeding the nation with healthy and affordable produce 365 days of the year, as well as highlighting our appreciation to all within the agriculture sector.
To kickstart our support for #FARM24, we interviewed our lovely cattle tag brand ambassador Izzi Rainey to help gain an insight into her everyday life as a beef farmer.
Katherine Cross – Customer Feature
Can you give us a background to your farm?
Blackbourn Boer Goats was established in October 2021 by myself, Katherine Cross, as part of a small diversification to our family arable farm in Suffolk. The family have farmed here for 5 generations and the farm is 850 acres, and is split between two farms.
What breed of goats does the farm use and why?
We use Boer goats as they are one of the best breeds of goat meat. They have a kind and docile nature which makes them easy to handle, most of the time! They are used for meat production and breeding. Goat meat is becoming more and more popular due to it being low in calories and cholesterol. This means more and more people are getting into goat farming and it is definitely growing in popularity.
Why do you use Dalton Flexo Sheep Tags?
I use the Dalton Flexo Sheep tags because they are easy to apply and they sit nicely on the ears, as Boer goats tend to have big floppy ears and you can see that the goats don’t feel restricted or uncomfortable with them in. I am fairly new to tagging livestock as we are mainly arable and Dalton Tags have been extremely helpful when I’ve called the customer service team with any questions and queries that I may have, definitely a first class service!
Any interesting facts or information you would like to add?
I named my prefix Blackbourn because our farm was in the Blackbourn hundred when the counties were split into divisions a few hundred years ago. It is also the name of the river which runs through our farm, and when the farm used to have Suffolk Punches their prefix was also Blackbourn!
As well as goat farming, my main job is working on the arable side of the farm with my Dad. We do nearly all of it between the two of us with a bit of part time help when needed. It is a real family effort and I really enjoy this aspect of farming.
How to get involved?
YOU can take part on any social media platform, although Twitter or Facebook are the most popular channels on the day.
Simply tag your post #Farm24 and include @FarmersGuardian , @Morrisons and @daltontags.