So on to the next task, sorting out the cows. We have four April born calves which have to be weaned, three 4 month old bull calves that are already acting as if they want a piece of the action and cows due to calve that can come down closer to the house so I can keep an eye on them. We are also planning an AI program with several of the Kirup Park cows and utilising Bircham Ballantyne semen, which will bring another new genetic line to Tasmania, so I have got to start monitoring those for when they are cycling.
Then we better slash some of our paddocks to get the feed under control, I did three yesterday, but we need to do our back paddock ready for subdividing into three smaller paddocks. We might be better able to utilise the pasture then, rather than the cows picking only the bits they like out. We have found that by slashing and leaving the cut grasses to mulch down we get much finer stemmed feed on the regrowth.
So it looks like I have a busy day ahead of me, I better get out there.