Our annual ram sale started with one of the worst dust storms of the year, but finished with an inch (25mm) of rain.
A good crowd turned out for the EP Merino Expo.
Our sire Ridgway Advance 150103 performed well in the SA Sire Evaluation. It topped the evaluation for Yearling Weight and most classed TOPS, despite challenging seasonal conditions. Almost 3kg heavier than the average of sire groups and almost 2kg heavier than the next heaviest sire group.
Read about the day: SA Sire Evaluation Field Day Booklet 2018
March has been a busy time for sheep work with Ian Bradtke scanning rams for eye muscle and fat. The ram lambs have been shorn, with some good wool weights despite the lack of feed.
A premiership to Kyancutta A Grade Cricket!
We undertook some mouldboard ploughing on some of our sand hills. Some great results with clay being brought up.
We visited the Merino Lifetime Productivity Project Site at Harrow. See the Stock and Land article for a few more details : Stock and Land Article
We have been busy fencing this month – photos of when the job is complete!
The rams got their first taste of the sorghum we planted in late 2017.
Australia Day we attended the Wudinna District Council Australia Day Celebrations where Kaye O’Brien (Darren’s Mum) was honoured with a Special Commendation Award.