Updated: Sep 28, 2020
The average break to the season is late March in the Narrikup area where Caluka's first farm is situated. It has been green all summer though, despite the very dry summer. However, we were blessed with 98mm in March and we managed to get some nitrogen spread the day before the rains started. And now we have far too much feed because it kept raining and conditions have been warm and sunny. Lambs are on the ground from a line we bought that were meant to be dry, but then found out they had been with rams since October. Anyway, the first lambs from our rams are due in late May. There will probably be lots of green feed in front of them. We are currently trying to obtain 1-2,000 underweight lambs to fatten up and sell to convert this excess pasture into dollars before our lambs land on the ground. Below are some photos taken over the past few days. Some paddocks have double this feed because we can't get the sheep there quick enough at the moment.