NEWS FROM FISH CREEK FARM (supplied by Sarah Keays)
Well Spring has sprung and it’s always the start of a busy season for us at Fish Creek Farm with further calving and lambing to come from our speckle park cattle, Australian white sheep and a few more of our Bond and Corriedales.
For the first time we decided to see how we would go selling coloured Corriedale/merino lamb rams amd after I advertised on social media pages I received quite a lot of enquiry. The photo above shows one of our young rams going to his new home in Inverleigh. The other photo is of a few of the coloured ram lambs for sale and their fleece is lovely as their father Shaun has won a few awards in the past with his fleece at Bendigo wool show. The white ram in the photo is a Bond which his father is Shaun (moorit) and his mother is a white Bond. We are trying to breed a coloured Bond but may take a few generations to get there. This Bond ram has darker feet and nose than his mother so it’s a start!
We finally finished having our big new shed built a couple of months ago and next year we would like to put especially the Bond ewes inside to lamb and to keep their white fleece clean. It will certainly come in handy for ewes lambing during the cold wet winter months we experience in Sth Gippsland.
We are aiming to shear the coloured Corriedale and Bonds before the end of November in time for the group's Christmas party so everyone attends has the opportunity to see what we have produced this year.
Take care and enjoy the start of Spring and warmer months ahead.
The Fish Creek Wool Room