Bruce Sewell said early decisions to reduce his cropping program by several paddocks and to drench his lambs early, and to spray early for red legged earthmite, appeared to have paid off.
Areas of red clover disease appeared to have survived after spraying.
“We were going OK until the end of October when the feed disappeared and lamb weights began to drop dramatically. We will be feeding probably around 750 lambs over Christmas for market in the new year.
“Thankfully our ewes are in top condition and we will be mating the Border Licester cross ewes this week, and the SAMM cross ewes the following week.”
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