News of farming matters and activities on Tristan da Cunha for the years 2006 to 2013.

Sheep Shearing Day December 2023

The annual sheep shearing took place on Saturday 16th December 2023
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Sheep Shearing Day January 2023

The delayed 2022 Sheep Shearing Day took place on the 21st January 2023.
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New Bulls added to Tristan's Livestock

Photos and Report from Martin Green

Two black Angus bulls arrived with MFV Edinburgh on Wednesday 30th November 2022. These were purchased from Philip de Waal in Swartland, South Africa to retire the current bulls (an Aberdeen Angus purchased in 2017 and a local bull from the artificial insemination program).

The bulls were transported to Tristan in two specially made bull crates. They were ferried ashore on the raft and transported to the paddock where once released enjoyed their freedom and fresh green grass. The Angus bulls are now adapting to their new environment.

The new bulls being loaded onto the MFV Edinburgh ready for the journey to Tristan Da Cunha

The raft used to transport the bulls from ship to shore.

The bull crate is carefully lifted from the raft and placed onto a tractor before being moved to the paddock

A quick check ensures all is secure

Enjoying the scenery while awaiting release Pausing for a snack
Relaxing after a long journey

Doing what bulls does best

Sheep Shearing Day 2021

The annual Sheep Shearing Day was held on the 3rd December 2021.
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Sheep Shearing Day, December 2020

The annual Sheep Shearing Day was held on the 12th December 2020.
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New Page: Tristan da Cunha Sheep Shearing Day

The annual shearing day usually happens in the run up to Christmas. With the flock already gathered in the pens, the whole community helps to sort and shear the sheep.
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King Birds Breeding at The Potato Patches

Antarctic Terns are once again breeding at the Patches in 2020.
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Farmer Returns after 44 years

Gavin Jack to work on AI Sheep Breeding Programme
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2019 Sheep Shearing Day

Annual Sheep Shearing Day 2019, held January 2020
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