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Seasonal Work

Summer

  • Hay making
  • Weaning lambs
  • Harvest

Autumnn

  • Calf weaning
  • Crutching
  • Pre sow cultivation of the land
  • Rams go out to the ewes

Winter

  • Stock feeding
  • Fencing
  • Scanning sheep for expected lambing

Spring

  • Shearing
  • Sowing crops/pastures
  • Lamb & calf marking

STUD DETAILS

Stud Principals: Sherie & Mark Urquhart
Gray’s Hills Station, New Zealand

Established: 1962 from Flock 116 (est 1938)
Stud Classer: A D Paterson
Ewe Numbers: 550 MA ewes, 100 2ths
Sale Method: Private. End Feb/Mar

PROPERTY DETAILS

Area: 22,000 hectares 
Rainfall: 400mm<
Stock Numbers: 6,200 ewes, 4,500 MA wethers, 1,000 wether hoggets, 2,000 ewe hoggets, 300 Angus cows, 50 replacement heifers

OVERVIEW

Runs 5500 commercial ewes under dryland conditions. 1200 are mated to terminal sires (Suffolk & Border Leicester). 3000 replacement hoggets and 4500 MA wethers are run on areas less suitable for lambing. Lucerne hay and grain are fed for long cold winters.

   
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