The last month of Spring completed a good growing season for the year, with plenty of feed to be carried over through the dry months expected in summer and autumn.
We completed delivery of rams to clients, classing and crutching our breeding ewes, classing client’s hogget ewes, shearing our 2016 drop lambs, selecting ewes for our Artificial Insemination program, and subsequent preparation for and implementation of that AI program. We had purchased semen from two leading proven Dohne sires that were complete outcrosses from our flock. This was used over a portion of our selected ewes; the remainder were paired with our own best rams so that we can benchmark the performance of progeny.
Natural mating using our own as well as purchased sires included testing of our up and coming young rams.