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Destressing Weaners

We recently weaned our yearling cattle as we were sending the main mob out into hills for the winter and we need the yearlings close to home for the market each month. . . . → Read More: Destressing Weaners

A New Flood Fence Design

As we talked about last month, our flood fences needed rebuilding. After some thought, we decided to try a couple of different approaches.fence-2

In . . . → Read More: A New Flood Fence Design

Flood Fences

Once again the flood fences have come down.

We have two main creeks running through the land we graze. Fencing across them is a challenge, as the water changes throughout the year . . . → Read More: Flood Fences

2017 Wool Clip

The shearing shed is full of wool bales but we’re not any closer to getting our wool from paddock to garment than we were last year.

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Some New Ewes

We have spoken before (Which breed of cow should I be eating?, Selecting livestock for resilience over performance) about our rationale for breading our own, locally adapted livestock.

Our preference when buying . . . → Read More: Some New Ewes

Fires

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The wettest winter on record, followed by the hottest summer on record, has meant our district is blanketed in long, thick dry grass. . . . → Read More: Fires

Game Meat

We’ve written before about the feral animals on our farm and our obligation to “control” them. We’ve always thought they were better treated as resource than a pest, so we are building . . . → Read More: Game Meat

Marking Calves

Last week was that time of year when we bring the cattle in to get a good look at them and process the year’s calves. The word “marking” comes from the practise . . . → Read More: Marking Calves

A New Addition to the Farm

It’s been a long wait since Buster the stallion visited us last summer but the newest addition to the farm, Tinker, has finally arrived. It’s been a lot of fun getting to . . . → Read More: A New Addition to the Farm

No meat for you!

“‘We’ll all be rooned,’ said Hanrahan.” 

We try not to complain about the weather, because the season is never going to be exactly as we’d like it, but we do think a . . . → Read More: No meat for you!