Happy new year from all of us at Harry Street Meats!
2016 was a fantastic year from us, and things have certainly come a long way since the previous year. The harvest wasn’t necessarily a large one however it has been the first time we’ve been able to bring everything in the dry and bale all the straw without a drop of rain falling! That’s a huge success!
It’s also been the first year that we’ve had a considerable amount of beef cattle outside thanks to a lot of great weather. This also allowed Harry to bread calves outside too and he definitely looks forward to this enterprise growing from strength to strength. The indoor unit was also at full capacity, housing 150+ calves throughout the end of summer and into the autumn months. As you can imagine, feeding 150+ calves twice daily on top of everything else is quite a juggle!
Towards the end of the year, Turkeys became a huge focus. In just under a year, Harry’s turkey enterprise has trebled in size and we produced 250 free range turkeys! This year; Harry plans to grow this further so there’s a lot to be done. Perhaps the biggest improvement has been the purchase of two purpose built poultry houses - this has greatly improved Harry’s work life as well as the welfare of the birds.
Finally, Christmas was an eventful and busy time but as always, a time of year to celebrate and spend with our family and friends. Because of all our successes and hard work this year, there was something even special about this year's Christmas! From all of us at Harry Street Meats, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and an excellent start to the New Year.
We’re all excited as we look forward to the rest of 2017. This month, Harry’s planning on tying up a few loose ends on the farm - there’s a lot of small jobs all over the place to finish up before he plans the year head.
Thanks again to everyone who’s supported us so far. Watch this space for updates as we prepare for Spring!