At The Ethical Farmers we are in regular contact with our farmers. They do such a great job in producing sensational food and its important that they share with us their news from the farm.
This is a post from our old website and thought you may find interesting and relevant. We are redoing allot of our interviews with our farmers so stay tuned
Here is some news from Nick Malone, the guy responsible for that tasty award winning lamb.
“Hello to all our friends in NSW, I hope this farm update finds you all well. Things have been busy over recent months, with ewes heavily lambing, and the winter crop going in. A very wet Summer and early start to the season had provided us with great pasture growth and ensured that the new seasons crops and pastures went in at optimum times. The Summer rain did cause some headaches however, with fly troubles, crop downgrades, and the failure of our grape vintage. Like any season you just hope the good out ways the bad.
Each day one of the family is going around our four blocks, checking for lambing difficulties, a job made easier with lots of fresh green feed around. Lambing percentages have been excellent in the mobs marked so far, no surprise as the stock are in great condition. You can check out some photos on our Facebook page. The first mobs of ewes started Lambing in March, and others will continue through until October. It is a seven month spread with the largest number hitting the ground between May and July. The pasture growth has slowed down in Winter but we know Springs will soon arrive.
Last season’s Lamb are coming to an end and we look forward to weighing some of this years’s drop. I suspect early August at this stage. Crutching will again soon start as we get closer to shearing, and many a Lamb will be weighed and marked as the season goes around.
From the team at Malone Lamb a big thank you for supporting our product and the positive feedback we receive.