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  • Writer's pictureWayne

It's getting a little bit crazy now

We've run into a new problem I could never have imagined would be a problem, and it's a real pain when there is so much work to be done in so little time, and the sheep behave so weirdly. For the last two mob movements, we have not had much success in shifting the sheep. When we've opened the gates expecting them to say thank you, that is so nice of you to grow such yummy nutritious food for us, they just turn away saying, nope, not going in there. As you can see in the photos below, there is a wall of grass in front of them when we open the gate. We've had to run tracks through the grass to encourage them to enter. Sometimes I agree, sheep are missing some brain cells. This paddock needed some extra attention as it has our worst soil types - coffee rock/gravel and deep gutless sand. So we gave it 5-weeks rest between rotations. That was too long as it turned out, and we still have October in front of us when the pasture will usually grow its fastest. At least there is some organic matter going into the soil now. 1266 new trade sheep are in this paddock now and we're going to add in all of our weaners too to help get the pasture down quicker.

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