Watch the first calves arrive – with farmer Sam

By Sam Walton
18th June 2020
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Farmer Sam is excited to share some good news from the farm. The cows have started calving – Sam’s favourite time of the year – and in this video, he introduces you to their first arrival.

Sam explains why calves have ear tags, why he puts iodine on their ‘belly button’, and the importance of calves having enough colostrum (the first milk) when they’re born.

And, watch a cow give birth! Her calf is big and isn’t in the right position, so farmer Sam has to step in and help.

About Sam

Sam is a farmer’s son from Cheshire and his BIG passion in life is telling everyone the farming story! Sam now works on the Farm at Tatton Park in Cheshire, engaging with the visiting public and helping to educate people all about where their food comes from.

In 2018, Sam was awarded the John Platt Travel Scholarship from Reaseheath College and the Cheshire Agricultural Society. Sam used the scholarship to head out to New Zealand to study Agri-tourism and look at farm diversification, to see how New Zealand farmers are engaging with visiting public and getting people onto their farms.

As well as working full time on the farm, he also has his own herd of Pedigree Hereford cattle, animals are sold to farms throughout the UK. On a Saturday morning, Sam has his own radio show on the Cheshire radio station Silk 106.9 talking all things farming and what he’s been up to on the Farm.

Watch more of Sam’s videos.


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