Ellie Mae calved on 20 April, a polled red heifer who will be named Luella Mae.
A few days later was our on-farm sale, which for our first ever sale we were quite pleased with the result. We still have some animals available particularly the females with calves at foot, so if any of these are of interest please let us know and come along to have a look at them. Thanks to those who attended and the buyers of our animals, I am sure they will bring you years of pleasure.
The next day the classifiers were here and we had pleasing results for some of our older girls, Rawlings Fable is now VG89, Rawlings Fair Lady and Rawlings Fleur de Lis both went up to VG87 (these two were the feature lots at our sale and failed to sell), Glory Days went up to VG85 a huge improvement on her dams score of G77, and our beautiful red girl has gone EX for the second time which entitles her to a 2E award. The first calving heifers did not score as well as expected with High Hope going GP84, Hidden Gem and Hey Jude scored GP83.
Then on Anzac Day KP Billi Vanilli produced a very nice polled black bull who will be called Lone Pine.
We could do with some decent rain to keep the pastures growing, I feel it will be a long winter of feeding out to keep the cows going.