After a few days off, we sort of we still did a bit of driving to get to our next destination, we headed out to Rockley Farms owned by Kath and Phillip McCallum. We first met Kath and Phillip when they were out in Australia for the New Zealand exchange in 2009. We again caught up with Kath when we were out in New Zealand for the World Angus Forum in 2013. It was great to visit and have a look around the farm and the cattle.
In the afternoon Phillip took us for a short drive to have a look at a large scale farming business that included cropping, cattle and sheep. The business employed around 20 workers and was one of the larger farms in the area. it was interesting to discuss sheep breeds, and lamb weaning weights and to compare them back to what we do here in Australia, the same was done with the cropping however their yields blew us out of the water averaging over 11t to the acre!
we would like to thank Kath and Phillip for taking the time out with us today (and for the yummy lunch) we really enjoyed it!
Lot 1 in the upcoming RF yearling sale, with token dairy bull in the background!
another showy yearling