“When your first calf of the season is born -you have a good, close, shave, then hang up your razor. When the final cow calves, THEN you can get that beard off.”
This is shave-free for calving, the fundraiser launched by Marlborough farmer Lyndon Campbell last year.
“In 2016 we raised nearly $3000 for the Top of the South Rural Support Trust, and we are very proud of that,” says Lyndon. “However we feel there is much room to grow by getting more farmers involved.”
This year he’s going national and is calling farmers from all over New Zealand to get hairy and scratchy along with him (the blokes, at least): https://www.facebook.com/shavefreecalving/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf