European Angus Forum 2018 – Estonia
Woah… European Angus Forum 2018 – event that has been waited for so long is now over. Our farm visiting day was on Wednesday, in the evening of 13. June. The bus arrived to our farm an hour earlier than planned. After a quick coffe and cake we made a small presentation about our farm and future plans. As usual, we went to look our cattle shed buildings and machinery. Also looked a small heifer group who was in the cattle shed, waiting for AI. After a “farm tour,” we went to the seaside to look one of our herd, which breeding bull Utac was a main topic for a lot of visitors. Luckily all the feedback was positive and our good mood could continue in Lepanina Hotel
Big thanks to all the visitors who came to our farm – We hope all of you got back home safetly!
You are all welcome to our farm again, any time!
This year we sold 16 heifer’s and 2 young breeding bull’s to Slovenia, to three different farms, who are starting to breed anguses. Our animals, who are used to flat land and gentle sea breeze will have to cope with Slovenian rough and amazing nature in the mountains.
First load of animals we took to Tomaž & Adrijana– 10 heifer’s and 1 young breeding bull( Saareõue Edson Boy, FF: Dunlouise Cortachy Boy, MF: Lockerly Kind Pascall) Tomaž’s organc farm has some simmenthal cow’s but in the future he plan’s to go forward only with angus. Beside’s beef, Tomaž and Adrijana also raises goats and chickens.
On the same trip we saw animals, in Posestvo Bajer farm, we have brought there earlyer years, who are adjusted well and they have’nt forgot our Estonian „vissi-vissi.“ (We call our animals like this, when we need them to come). Saareõue Black Boy, who is Posestvo Bajer’s farm breeding bull, look’s just like his father. Besides good looking he also got very good and calm temperament. Black boy is very first purebreed aberdeen angus bull in Slovenian fresh angus herdbook. We are very proud to have our animals on top of it.
We started driving with our second load of animals on 5.april, with 6 heifer’s and 1 breeding bull. First stop was again in Tomaž’s and Adrijana’s farm, where we delivered 3 heifers. Next, we started driving to Gašper’s farm, where the road was a bit too dangerous for our trailer and truck, so we decided to load animals into another, smaller horse trailer, to insure the safety of all of us. Gašper has some simmenthal and limousine cattle but he is also planning to go forward only with angus.
Our third stop took us next to Italian border, farm, which is surrounded with powerful mountains and unbelivebly beautiful nature, where are working two young farmers Primoš and Lea. Our young breeding bull Saareõue Edgar Outlier(FF: Matauri Outlier MF: Nightingale Papa) will start working in that farm, with 4 young heifers.
When we started driving back home from Lea and Primoš farm, our car decided not to work with us anymore. Gearbox went on an accident mode. We still decided to move on slowly, but unfortunately we were defited by the mountains and with lack of power we stopped just before small town Predel. As things were bad allready, we stopped on the road that was very, very narrow in a small village where one the right side was mountain reaching high as you can see and on the left side cliff, down to deep. Luckily Primoš and Lea came to help with their truck an towed us up the hill, to the parking place. After communicating with insurance, car serive and towing companies we were back in Ljubljana and on Monday morning we got our truck fixed and strated driving back home.
You have to be ready for things to happen but unfortunately we are never too prepared. We are lucky that these problemes came, when all our cow’s were safely delivered. We think our truck collapsed because of the lack of oxygen 🙂
When we were in Slovenia, Bernard and Janja, from Posestvo Bajer farm helped and hosted us. On both trip’s they drove along with us so we don’t get lost and arrive to destination’s safetly. Big, big thanks!
“Best organic producers” II place
Ministry of agriculture organized a competition to find out the best organic producer and -product in Estonia. Saareõue OÜ got very good II place.
Super – We are very proud of ourselves!
Trip to Slovenia
On 17.03.2017, we started our trip to deliver 8 angus heifers to Posestvo Bajer farm in Slovenia. Our trip was good and animals held up well.
On Saturday we arrived to Posesto Bajer farm and after we take off the animals, Janja Mlakar led us to our hostel. After a quick shower we stared to drive to Ljubljana for dinner. Half way me made a stop in Andrej’s angus farm, where half of the animals belong to Bernard. We also saw animals we sent to Slovenia last year. In Ljubljana Bernard and Janja booked a table in Monstera restaurant which is one of the finest in Ljubljana. There we had 8 course dinner. It was super! After dinner we took a nice walk in the Ljubljana old town and soon started driving back to hostel. (Continue reading…)