The college currently has a flock of 68 ewes. The flock begin lambing from February until mid April. This year 64 ewes had 98 live lambs - 1.5 lambs/ewe. All lambs are drafted at slaughter weights from mid-June until September. Shearing takes place in late May/ early June every year.
We purchase replacement mules hoggets each Autumn. These ewes have an excellent lambing rate and mothering abilty. The flock is assembled for breeding in early September with the flock being sponged for managment reasons in mid-September. A team of rams are hired in for the synchronised breeding window in late September. Two college rams are used to mate the repeats and hoggets during October.
The flock are mixed-grazed with the beef herd on 29 hectares of land at a stocking rate of 2.75 LU/ha.