Busy week for new arrivals
It's a big week for lambing around the region as the ewes mated around April 9 have their youngsters arrive in the world.
AgFirst consultant Peter Andrew said this week and next is when the largest number of ewes deliver their lambs.
“This high number of ewes lambing will continue for another week, so we don't really want a storm just now,” Mr Andrew said.
“So, fingers crossed.
“So far this winter the weather has been favourable for lambing with mild temperatures and not many big southerly storms,” he said.
“Grass growth over winter has been only average considering the favourable weather at times.
“Farmers suspect the dry soils at times have been the problem, but farmers should have enough to keep the mums and their new arrivals going into spring.
“It is still a positive with spring started and sunshine hours getting longer each day,” Mr Andrew said.
“Docking has just started on the early lambing mobs and all is going to plan with good survival being reported.”