2018 was one of our dryest years on record and unfortunately 2019 is not shaping up to be any better. In the last few weeks, we have had to move 200 of our cows onto grain and the rest will be following shortly if we don’t get rain soon.
Despite the dry conditions, our positive preg test results were above 90%, with one mob testing 100% positive. Our challenge is now to hang onto those beautiful, fertile, structurally sound cows which have been fertility tested over more than 20 years.
Our male/steer weaners are also being completely hand fed and we hope to get the steers through to a sufficient weight for the JBS Thousand Guineas intake.
Let’s just say that we are all hoping for rain soon!