Annual Program

Annual program for Petali Poll Merinos


 

January

Wean lambs: measure stud lambs body weight, 6 in 1 vaccine B12, drench, draft ram & ewe lambs

New England Merino Field Days: mid Jan every second year

Client Day/Workshop every alternate year

February

On Property Ram Sale:  1pm Poll Merinos, first Thurs in Feb

Shear XB lambs, shear merino sires, crutch adult sheep

March

First classing for weaners, record adult ewe body weights & condition scores, classing, sire selection & mating allocation

Score all stud merino weaners for dag, then crutch

Measure weaners individual Worm Egg Count & drench

April

AI/ET & Natural Mating begins

May

Weaners Post Weaning Body Weight

July

Ultrasound pregnancy scanning

August

Mid-side fleece sample stud weaners

Main shearing mid-month, measure stud fleece weights, record Wool Bin

Drench, 6 in 1 vaccine, backline sale rams

Sept/October

Lambing: 5 weeks

Mothering up, tagging; any faults noted

Measure stud merino yearlings for Body Weight, scan Eye Muscle & Fat Depth

November

Lamb marking, 6 in 1 vaccine, scabi-guard

Score stud lambs for Breech Wrinkle & Breech Cover

Jet rams on head

December

Classing for Reserves, Auction & Grades, inspect feet & prepare for sale


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