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News from Ardcairnie Angus Monday 8th July 2019
Maybenup Mobs at 8th July 2019
June ended up with just over 70mms at the north end and 61 at the south end (they are five kms apart – Maybenup is a long skinny farm). The main falls were too far apart to put much water in the dams but the grader came in just before that lot to clean out some of the drains so more rain will be welcomed. We’ve had 16mms so far in July.
Some happenings on Maybenup since 9th June 2019
The Animal Science student who’d been with us for Farm Prac came back for a day and helped with the heifer 400 day weights; Jim and I had done the bull mob (much smaller) the day before so all that information is now with Angus Australia for inclusion in the latest EBV report.
One vet student arrived on Saturday 6th for a fortnight’s farm prac – he hasn’t had much to do with cattle so lots of learning going on. An Animal Science student who is coming here for a week’s farm prac after that is here now as she has two weeks clinical prac with our local vet. Good young people who are fitting easily into our home, and excellent company.
The 64 steers sold well in Mt Barker last month and more bulls have been sold so there are now seven still available – see details on the Home or After our 2019 Bull sale pages.
Collection of all the End of Financial Year data is underway with the aim of having that to our accountant in early August. See the next month’s report to see if we manage to achieve that!
We loved having our Scottish farm-sitter for a few days before he returned home. He spent a couple of days with our local transport company (thank you Neville Matthews for organising that) and saw the Katanning sheep yards in operation; then the Mt Barker cattle saleyards the day our steers were being sold.
On 18th June, we hosted a small group for Gallaghers to show how the Weston Fence System is erected. Always good to share knowledge with others.
Some welcome visitors for meals or overnight, a couple of day trips to Perth, a trip to Albany for the funeral of a close friend, and the Kojonup and Katanning Rotary changeover dinners ensured the work/life balance has been reasonable and an important reminder of how important our family and friends are to us.
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