|Tiphanie graduating from Portsmouth university|
The day has been spent weighing lambs. We had drafted of approx. 120 lambs that were not ready for the abattoir. We needed to make a decision about what we were going to do with them. 21 weighed at 25kilos plus which is still light but they will make the abattoir by the time the boat comes. Approx 60 went 20 - 25 and we have decided to take them to the reservation on Barren. This is an awesome piece of land and should have these ready for a later shipment in March. 40 went 17 to 20 kilos which will never make abattoir weight, these we have decided to put in the tussac on George. Even though these are light a number are fat enough, just late born. We will slaughter them for ourselves as they get chubbier. This was a pretty pleasing result as we have no improved land. In conclusion out of the 997 lambs born on George only 40 of those destined for the abattoir will not make it.