After dinner we had to draft 1,600 lambs and 400 shearling ewes. Drafting to get our replacement ewe hogs, kept the biggest 560, we only need 400 but this gives us more selection next season. Also drafted off 457 of the biggest wether lambs to run through as yearling lamb for the abattoir next season. Drafted off the 400 shearling ewes to go back out with these animals as they will all run together over the winter in the South End. This leaves approx 500 lambs to go to the abattoir on Thursday. It rained continuously while we were drafting. The sheep ran well through the pens and drafting race but by the time we finished the water in the forcing pen was about 10 inches deep and the rest of the pens where deep in mud.
|Me playing in the newly formed stream running down the green.|
|Water where there isn't usually water|
|Shaun on top of a sand hill|