Decembers rain has lessened the medium-term drought risk this season and soil moisture levels have now increased to near normal levels for this time of year. The increased pasture feed supply means that our farm’s live weight targets should be met if rain continues for the remainder of the season.
We have sold 2,300 year to date across all three farms however, lamb and mutton prices continue to fall. Heavier weights should offset these poor prices.
The cattle kill is well progressed on all farms and cattle is tracking 18% ahead of budget with 742 cattle already sold.
Wool prices remain well above our budgeted expectations and log prices also continue to lift.
With the introduction of amendments to the Health & Safety at Work Act comes into force on the 1st April 2016 and this places more emphasis on the owner to manage risks and what is within our control. This will mean a review of our current Health & Safety policy and ensuring our staff and visitors to the property are as safe as practicably possible.
Finally, the Wharenui Woolshed is currently undergoing repairs. (See picture above)