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The kike keeps spreading

Updated: Feb 5, 2019

We have received very little rain since November, however I am very pleased with the kikuyu establishment. Kikuyu is our core pasture species and is crucial to the high stocking rates we are growing towards. The kikuyu is recovering vigourously from grazing and continues to spread rapidly. This is a very good result despite all the lime applied will not yet have had a chance to reduce the soil acidity because of so little rain, and because 85% of the farm has not yet received any nitrogenous fertilisers. I can't wait to apply some nitrogen before the next significant rain - if we have enough sheep to eat it! The foundation has been set beautifully.


Some photos below were taken today showing the pasture in the paddock the sheep had just been removed from, and what they were being moved into. Nearly all of the sheep are fat, and hopefully very pregnant. We plan to start pregnancy scanning in a few weeks time.



The foreground is the paddock the sheep had just been in. Plenty of green and dry feed at the moment, and happy pregnant sheep.

A closer view of the paddock the sheep had just come out of. Lots of kikuyu runners!

The green kikuyu the sheep have just been moved into.

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