More testing – this time for TB. So 425 mixed age hinds through the race to be clipped and injected. The temperament was amazing – incredibly laid back and simply not stressed at all – but it was hard work pushing them in because they really couldn’t be bothered moving. I think that’s a good complaint to have!
The top line of mixed sex weaner have finished their first paddock of winter feed and lucerne balage and have now moved onto Greenfeed Oats which they are really enjoying. We call this mob “the Chill Crew” because they are so laid back – seem to spend most of the winter sitting in the sun, not stressing about anything. I know these animals are going to be very succulent venison!
The mixed age hinds have now had 56 days on their self-feed silage pit of cereal silage. They are able to feed when they wish and are very content wintering on this.
One of the highlights of July was the pregnancy scanning of the hoggets. We had two lines – 300 of our best replacement ewe lambs and 260 of a second cut. The second cut were lighter animals, mainly born from hoggets themselves however they proved to be very fertile, and fecund. The entire mob scanned 124% with 250 singles, 200 twins, 13 sets to triplets and 92 dries. So 83% of the mob got in lamb. The dries were not all from the second cut either – we have 20 dries over 50kg that will be going to the local sale yards as they are too heavy to go for export meat.