Thursday, February 14, 2013

I Spy with My Little Eye!

It has been very busy on the farm .
There are dams being cleaned out, cattle being sold, sheep going to market 
and lots of eye spying in animals tummies.

This week all the ewes on the farm have been scanned for babies.
All the ewes had to be mustered to the sheep yards for their appointment with the scanner.
Luckily Dad has finished the new yards, it saved the sheep alot of walking and Dad alot of mustering. Whilst getting all the sheep to the yards is a big job, scanning is a really important job on the farm. It helps us look after the ewes better. Ewes having twins need some extra special care. And those that are not having any lambs.....well....in a year like this....DRY, DRY, DRY the empty ewes have to go!

Scanning costs about 75 cents for every sheep. 
"Money well spent!" Dad says.
Dad is really pleased with his new yards.
 The sheep ran really well, about 600 sheep were scanned in one hour.

The man spied on 2209 ewes and in them he spied 2667 lambs.
The ewes joined to the rams quite well however this year not quite as many ewes will be having twins.


More cows to scan this week.
It seems we are spying on all the girls on the farm!

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