Posted by theresa on August 29, 2017

Enjoying plenty of feed in the cold

Sunday August 27th was the first winters day in 2017 that Daylesford saw true snow flurries.  Visitors from other areas expressed delight however we at High Spa were happy enough not to see the flakes settle – it was chilly enough!  Some surrounding areas were also lightly snow covered and the cool temps did reduce slightly the numbers of visitors to our display.  We hope those who were brave enough to venture out enjoyed viewing our bulls and discussing their breeding programs with us over a hot cuppa and an Angus pie.  Considering the conditions the slow but steady stream of visitors, some new to our stud, as well as return clients was very heartening.

Congratulations to all the bull purchasers and to those who intend to purchase one a little later on.

Our paddock joining sires (or working age bulls) were the males most highly sought after this spring.  We would like to remind prospective buyers at future spring open days that we are custodians of a yearling selected in late August for a few weeks until it is a more appropriate time for your joining later in the year.  Equally for autumn born yearling bulls purchased at our Beef Week Open Days in late January/early Feb, High Spa will retain them on farm, ensure all appropriate tests are completed and then deliver them out in April/May in time for them to settle in before you join your herds.

High Spa thanks Boehringer Ingelheim /Merial for supporting our open days, including the supply of a Lucky Gate Prize for one random visitor selected via a complimentary raffle drawn at the end of the day.  Our lucky winner this spring was Karen Blackmore of Dundonell

We also extend appreciation to Allflex for their continued open day support.

Our next open day is during Stock and Land Beef Week on DAY 6, Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

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