Fiona back with calf Morag

VIDEO AFTER weeks of frustration following the outbreak of bluetongue, Baylham rare breeds farm has reason to celebrate.Owner, Richard Storer and his team have welcomed the return a Highland cow whose mother they lost to the virus.

AFTER weeks of frustration following the outbreak of bluetongue, Baylham rare breeds farm has reason to celebrate.

Owner, Richard Storer and his team have welcomed the return a Highland cow whose mother they lost to the virus.

Fiona was traded as a calf but the Essex farmer who bought her offered to sell her back after the threat of bluetongue had subsided.

She arrived with her own calf yesterday at her original home in Baylham and Mr Storer was delighted to see the cattle reach their destination.


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He said: “Not only have we got Fiona back, we've also got her calf, Morag. The Baylham Highland fold now numbers three and we are very happy.

“We've got our cattle numbers back up again and we're all set for having a wonderful half term.”

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The increase in cattle numbers marks a new beginning for Baylham and follows this week's birth of a litter of white piglets at the farm.

Fiona and Morag arrive in the county in time for the half- term break and Mr Storer is confident that they will settle in comfortably.

He said: “Children will get a free bag of food and the animals soon realise it. In fact, most of them can recognise a paper bag from about 200 yards.”

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