Time has flown since I last updated my blog. Since then, Kerstin completed here six months work with us so Leah and Kayla organised a farewell dinner.
Kayla has now joined Kurt and Sarah in the schoolroom completing her EKindy year with Leah and Beau now helping me with more paddock duties.
Leah and I have been continuing the paddock rotations and started feeding the breeders with a molasses supplement.
I officially completed my Nuffield Scholarship with the approval of my report and also the delivery of the certificate. The experience, knowledge and people that I have met throughout my Nuffield studies will never be forgotten. I was lucky enough to head over to Perth for four days for the Annual Nuffield National Conference Tour where I watched 19 Nuffield Scholar present their findings of their individual studies. A total of 21 scholars were awarded for the 2014 year with such a diverse group of people studying topics ranging from raspberry genetic mapping right through to fishing gummy sharks!! I congratulate them all and encourage them to acknowledge how privileged they should be to be associated with Nuffield.
We are now seeing all the Brahman cross breeders calving with their Brangus, Simmental and Brahman bulls. This is one of the sires we purchased early on this year.
We have dried off here, but are fortunate enough to have bulk feed and water. We received 12mls on the softwood side of the property and 25mls the forest-side hopefully this is a good sign of what is around the corner!