Paul Nilon, Nilon Farm Health, Tasmania (email@example.com)
The later lambs are being marked and weaning has started in the drier areas of the state. Nearly all clients made it through spring without a lamb marking drench (except a few late lambers who use it as a first strategic drench). Two properties ‘broke down’ and ewes and lambs received salvage drenches at lamb marking. It just goes to show that things don't always go to plan, and without good monitoring systems (and observation) things can quickly go to rubbish.
This month’s reminders are:
Finally, the spring has been a bit cooler than some. This has delayed the dun hatches on the highland lakes, but there should be some good rises on cloudy humid days in the next 3 weeks. See you up there.
(Editor) There’s no keeping a dedicated trout man from his fish!!!