A very good weekend at the Burnie Show. Preston Park Karma was placed first in her class and Preston Park Kerry Girl was second. Kama went on be Reserve Junior Champion Female. Many thanks to Mark and Marg Rawlings and Tyler Medwin for making the weekend a success.
The first lambs for the year have arrived two sets of twins with more on way. We have twelve to lamb and most will have twins.
Our latest bull calf was born on the 6th May. Born to Rawlings Fantasia and sired by Rawlings Blueprint. Please see slideshow below. We will have to see how he grows out before deciding on his future. His name is Preston Park Kazam.
A very good day today, the Holstein Classifiers came and classified our herd and we got some very good results.
My senior cow Rawlings Absolute Gem scored VG 88 up 2 points
Rawlings Eclair scored VG 89 up a massive 10 points
Rawlings Echo The Beat scored VG 89 up 6 points
Rawlings Gemma scored GP 83
Rawlings Golly Miss Molly scored GP 82
Rawlings Gezzabelle scored VG 86 this is the top score allowable for an heifer
and our bull Rawlings ET scored VG 88 up 3 points
The herd average being 86.2 for the 6 females, with the breed average being 80.2
For dual purpose we averaged 91.2, with the breed average being 83.2.
So over all a very pleasing result.
Quite some time since my last post, sorry about that. On Saturday the 15th March 2014 I took my heifer Rawlings Honeycomb to the Wynyard Show. She won her class and went on to be judged Junior Champion Dexter Female.
Today looks like we will get some much needed rain, so I will be looking for inside jobs to do.
See you soon .
Our newly arrived Stud bull Rawlings ET is out in the paddock with our cows and heifers. Among the cows is his Grand Dam Rawlings Absolute Gem, should be a interesting combination, I would love to get an heifer calf out of it. He is very quiet, he walked up to me and sniffed my hand the first time I walked out into the paddock. Like most bulls he loves to head rub so on his first day he put a nice bend into a gate. So I have been busy putting hot wires on all the gates.
It's nearly two years since we moved to Tasmania from Far North Queensland and we do not regret it one bit. Take a look at the slide show below and see our Dexter herd up to its knees in grass.
I had a very good weekend at the Scottsdale Show last weekend. The little heifer pictured left, Rawlings Honeycomb, was placed first in her class (5 animals in the class). She then went on to become Reserve Champion Dexter Female of the Show. Rawlings Gezzabelle was placed second in her class.
Plenty more rain as fallen over the last week topped off by a short sharp storm yesterday afternoon, including rain, hail, thunder and lightening, giving us another 55 mm in the rain gauge.
After a very wet winter and then a dry/cold spring we have had some much needed rain over the last 36 hours, 42 mil to be exact.
The hay paddock was looking grim with very little growth. I hope to put out some seaweed and fish fertilizer over the next couple of days to give the grass a bit of a kick.
I would like to introduce you to our new puppy Jennifer. She is a working dog. Her mother is a Red Kelpie and her father is a Smithfield x Boarder Collie. And no we have not cut her tail off, Smithfield Cattle Dogs are born with a stumpy tail so she gets that from her father.