May has been dry, and the crops and pastures would love a good drink. The road builders (Mark Candy and team) arrived – we have upgraded a few tracks around the farm – less sand/bog holes and corrugations.
Preparations are underway for our Annual Ram Sale on Thursday 30th July; and we are having an on property inspection day Monday 13th July, buyers are welcome to inspect at any time – give Darren a call 0419 772 173.
We have been tagging and weighing all our O’Brien Dohne and Poll Merino lambs. we have once again being using SmartShepherd collars to determine maternal pedigree data.
Lamb photos star in our blog this month. The little one on the left thought that the top of the trough was the perfect spot to wait for his mum, so that he could avoid getting wet feet – we had ~25 mm over a few days. We also have some hot weather in April with two lambs cooling off in the trough – with some assistance from Darren.
We also started seeding – a pic of phosphoric acid and our traces and how they react on most of our soils – a bit of fizz.
Cull rams sold to TFI averaged over 35kg dressed, aged 8 – 10 months.
Classing ewe and ram lambs, we were assisted by our dogs Mickie and Jake. I (Jodie) am going to train Jake to work the Trutest indicator – he seems keen enough.
O’Brien Poll Merino and Dohne Merino did muscle and fat scanning of our lambs over a hot couple of days with Ian Bradtke – Lazerline.
We managed to get away for a bit of a break including some fishing. Darren received help from our kelpies Mickie and Jake.