Pasture covers remain well above normal levels across all three farms with cover levels of 2000kg DM/ha as an average across all properties. There has been a slight lift in lamb prices over the last month, but the store market still seems out of sync with a high demand for lamb but only limited increases in the prime prices. Wool has eased back a touch, but fleece of good colour and length is still selling well.
On Wharenui there is approximately 5ha of Kale remaining on farm which is expected to be finished by the end of July. The ewe scanning in June sees potential lambing for the property at 165% fully accounting for triplet bearing ewes which is a 4% increase on last years result.
Tihi-o-tonga ewe scanning has shown the same result as Wharenui. Final Wagyu kill for the year has been pushed out to the 27th of June.
At Ngongotahā, all lamb sales for the year are now completed with a further 119 sold last week. This sees the farm end the season with an average carcass weight of 17.3kg. 90 cull ewes have also been sold.
There have been no reported incidents this month.