February has traditionally been the end of one farming year and the beginning of the next. It is also the hottest month and the least likely to get rain and, consequently, the least likely to get any plant growth at all. This is why at this time of year stocking numbers are at their lowest and no crops are to be seen. In the past two weeks, a lot of planning has been going into the 2019 production year, Summer weed recommendations, irrigation possibilities, and expected livestock increases.
Vincent Lakey and his Ag students have been doing a marvelous job cleaning out the disused calf shed so that it can be revamped as the new pig and chook accommodation. Construction of these areas will begin shortly and hopefully we can be fattening pigs and collecting eggs in the next couple of weeks.
The heifers on agistment from northern NSW have been pregnancy tested and the pregnant ones will be returning home while the unpregnant (empty) ones will soon be heading off to a feedlot. These heifers have managed to grow quite considerably during their time on the farm, they have gained around 140 kg and should be well prepared for their trip home.
Later this week we will be interviewing for the scholarship positions and we can’t wait for the programs to get up and running, I think they will not only be great fun but also an amazing experience for this years scholars.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast