Beloved dairy cow taken ill at Belmont Children's Farm, Mill Hill

Treacle

Treacle

First published in News Times Series: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A beloved dairy cow has been taken ill at a children’s farm.

Treacle, who lives at Belmont Farm, in The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, was diagnosed with an infection of the milk ducts on Friday and was quickly taken into surgery.

She is now recovering and the farm manager predict it will take her several weeks to recover.

Eve Marie-Stefanicki, who works at the farm, said: “We are trying to keep her moving so she is getting some exercise but she is being quote stubborn.

“The Young Farmers Club are all very upset with the news and we are doing our best to keep the community informed about her condition.”

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7:36am Wed 3 Sep 14

Rog T says...

Wow this is a fascinating story. If you are interest I have an equally fascinating scoop. The one of the hinges on my shed door has become slightly loose. Do you want a picture?
Wow this is a fascinating story. If you are interest I have an equally fascinating scoop. The one of the hinges on my shed door has become slightly loose. Do you want a picture? Rog T
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9:04am Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr. Datchery says...

Rog T wrote:
Wow this is a fascinating story. If you are interest I have an equally fascinating scoop. The one of the hinges on my shed door has become slightly loose. Do you want a picture?
Here's another story, miserable git makes fun of something that will have upset a number of children...he can't seem to spell 'interested' either.
[quote][p][bold]Rog T[/bold] wrote: Wow this is a fascinating story. If you are interest I have an equally fascinating scoop. The one of the hinges on my shed door has become slightly loose. Do you want a picture?[/p][/quote]Here's another story, miserable git makes fun of something that will have upset a number of children...he can't seem to spell 'interested' either. Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 2

9:18am Wed 3 Sep 14

Rog T says...

Datchers,
Yup thats me, a dyslexic miserable git who has severe difficulty spelling words like pompous and pedantic.
Datchers, Yup thats me, a dyslexic miserable git who has severe difficulty spelling words like pompous and pedantic. Rog T
  • Score: -2

2:40pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Edgar de Jarnac says...

This is NOT NOT NOT news. The Times Group should be ashamed of itself for falling for a ridiculous PR stunt from Belmont Farm.

Would you be interested if my cat was taken ill? No, you wouldn't! But what's the difference?
This is NOT NOT NOT news. The Times Group should be ashamed of itself for falling for a ridiculous PR stunt from Belmont Farm. Would you be interested if my cat was taken ill? No, you wouldn't! But what's the difference? Edgar de Jarnac
  • Score: -2

8:27am Thu 4 Sep 14

Mr. Datchery says...

Rog T wrote:
Datchers,
Yup thats me, a dyslexic miserable git who has severe difficulty spelling words like pompous and pedantic.
There should be an apostrophe after the t of that's.
[quote][p][bold]Rog T[/bold] wrote: Datchers, Yup thats me, a dyslexic miserable git who has severe difficulty spelling words like pompous and pedantic.[/p][/quote]There should be an apostrophe after the t of that's. Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 2

8:35am Thu 4 Sep 14

Mr. Datchery says...

Edgar de Jarnac wrote:
This is NOT NOT NOT news. The Times Group should be ashamed of itself for falling for a ridiculous PR stunt from Belmont Farm.

Would you be interested if my cat was taken ill? No, you wouldn't! But what's the difference?
I presume your cat is not the focus of interest of a number of children belonging to a Young Farmer's Club...if it is do tell us how that happened. Local papers are sometimes for seemingly inconsequential news that will nevertheless interest somebody, if you can't handle that don't read them.
[quote][p][bold]Edgar de Jarnac[/bold] wrote: This is NOT NOT NOT news. The Times Group should be ashamed of itself for falling for a ridiculous PR stunt from Belmont Farm. Would you be interested if my cat was taken ill? No, you wouldn't! But what's the difference?[/p][/quote]I presume your cat is not the focus of interest of a number of children belonging to a Young Farmer's Club...if it is do tell us how that happened. Local papers are sometimes for seemingly inconsequential news that will nevertheless interest somebody, if you can't handle that don't read them. Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 1

12:42pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Rog T says...

Lets just hope Old Farmer Reids heffer recovers, otherwise it may just end up in a tin for Mr de Jarnacs moggie. I am sure Datchers and his bevvy of distressed youngsters would be highly upset if this farm animal meets its logical final resting place as a result of this minor infection
Lets just hope Old Farmer Reids heffer recovers, otherwise it may just end up in a tin for Mr de Jarnacs moggie. I am sure Datchers and his bevvy of distressed youngsters would be highly upset if this farm animal meets its logical final resting place as a result of this minor infection Rog T
  • Score: -2

7:40am Fri 5 Sep 14

Mr. Datchery says...

Rog T wrote:
Lets just hope Old Farmer Reids heffer recovers, otherwise it may just end up in a tin for Mr de Jarnacs moggie. I am sure Datchers and his bevvy of distressed youngsters would be highly upset if this farm animal meets its logical final resting place as a result of this minor infection
The fact that you appear to revel in the idea of children being upset says it all really.
By the way it should be let's, heifer and bevy
[quote][p][bold]Rog T[/bold] wrote: Lets just hope Old Farmer Reids heffer recovers, otherwise it may just end up in a tin for Mr de Jarnacs moggie. I am sure Datchers and his bevvy of distressed youngsters would be highly upset if this farm animal meets its logical final resting place as a result of this minor infection[/p][/quote]The fact that you appear to revel in the idea of children being upset says it all really. By the way it should be let's, heifer and bevy Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 2

8:53am Fri 5 Sep 14

Edgar de Jarnac says...

Mr. Datchery wrote:
Rog T wrote:
Lets just hope Old Farmer Reids heffer recovers, otherwise it may just end up in a tin for Mr de Jarnacs moggie. I am sure Datchers and his bevvy of distressed youngsters would be highly upset if this farm animal meets its logical final resting place as a result of this minor infection
The fact that you appear to revel in the idea of children being upset says it all really.
By the way it should be let's, heifer and bevy
Oh, Mr Datchery! Don't criticise others' writing unless your own comments are perfect.

You pompously wrote: "By the way it should be let's, heifer and bevy.' But, by the way, you also wrote about "a Young Farmer's Club". it should be "a Young Farmers Club" or "a Young Farmers' Club".

And how about your illiterate and wrongly punctuated: "Local papers are sometimes for seemingly inconsequential news that will nevertheless interest somebody, if you can't handle that don't read them."
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Datchery[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rog T[/bold] wrote: Lets just hope Old Farmer Reids heffer recovers, otherwise it may just end up in a tin for Mr de Jarnacs moggie. I am sure Datchers and his bevvy of distressed youngsters would be highly upset if this farm animal meets its logical final resting place as a result of this minor infection[/p][/quote]The fact that you appear to revel in the idea of children being upset says it all really. By the way it should be let's, heifer and bevy[/p][/quote]Oh, Mr Datchery! Don't criticise others' writing unless your own comments are perfect. You pompously wrote: "By the way it should be let's, heifer and bevy.' But, by the way, you also wrote about "a Young Farmer's Club". it should be "a Young Farmers Club" or "a Young Farmers' Club". And how about your illiterate and wrongly punctuated: "Local papers are sometimes for seemingly inconsequential news that will nevertheless interest somebody, if you can't handle that don't read them." Edgar de Jarnac
  • Score: -2

3:23pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Rog T says...

Datchers,
The purpose of a farm is to breed cattle to be slaughtered for commercial profit. The animals are not pets. If no one has told the 'Young Farmers Club' this they are being very dishonest. Farmers are ott sentimental about animals.

If Old Farmer Reid is educating kids about the realities of commercial farming then he's doing a service. If he is feeding kids a load of innaccurate sentimental codswallop then the whole show is a sorry charade.
Datchers, The purpose of a farm is to breed cattle to be slaughtered for commercial profit. The animals are not pets. If no one has told the 'Young Farmers Club' this they are being very dishonest. Farmers are ott sentimental about animals. If Old Farmer Reid is educating kids about the realities of commercial farming then he's doing a service. If he is feeding kids a load of innaccurate sentimental codswallop then the whole show is a sorry charade. Rog T
  • Score: -2

9:11am Sat 6 Sep 14

Mr. Datchery says...

Rog T wrote:
Datchers,
The purpose of a farm is to breed cattle to be slaughtered for commercial profit. The animals are not pets. If no one has told the 'Young Farmers Club' this they are being very dishonest. Farmers are ott sentimental about animals.

If Old Farmer Reid is educating kids about the realities of commercial farming then he's doing a service. If he is feeding kids a load of innaccurate sentimental codswallop then the whole show is a sorry charade.
I was born and brought up on a farm . The cow in the picture is a Jersey, bred for milking. As long as such cows can calve once a year and thus produce milk they are a source of profit. When I was growing up my Dad would expend time and effort on nursing sick cows back to health as it made economic sense to do so. It sounds as if this cow has mastitis which is fairly easy to cure.When dairy cows eventually go for slaughter they seldom represent any profit as there is hardly any meat on them.
Anyway I think the silly season as far as commenting on this article is at an end. Let's go back to the bull s**t emanating for the Council.
[quote][p][bold]Rog T[/bold] wrote: Datchers, The purpose of a farm is to breed cattle to be slaughtered for commercial profit. The animals are not pets. If no one has told the 'Young Farmers Club' this they are being very dishonest. Farmers are ott sentimental about animals. If Old Farmer Reid is educating kids about the realities of commercial farming then he's doing a service. If he is feeding kids a load of innaccurate sentimental codswallop then the whole show is a sorry charade.[/p][/quote]I was born and brought up on a farm . The cow in the picture is a Jersey, bred for milking. As long as such cows can calve once a year and thus produce milk they are a source of profit. When I was growing up my Dad would expend time and effort on nursing sick cows back to health as it made economic sense to do so. It sounds as if this cow has mastitis which is fairly easy to cure.When dairy cows eventually go for slaughter they seldom represent any profit as there is hardly any meat on them. Anyway I think the silly season as far as commenting on this article is at an end. Let's go back to the bull s**t emanating for the Council. Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 2
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