Oratora

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  • Sheep & Wool

  • Wool

  • 250 Hectares

  • 525 Millimeters

  • 0 Millimeters

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  • Gravelly ironstone over clay. Challenges on KI include salinity, acidity, water logging and non-wetting sands. Oh and freight!! My place can certainly improve on the first two!
    Mediterranean climate; growing season for me is around 5-6 months.

  • Self replacing Merino flock on a small property on KI. Maximising carrying capacity & growing season through the use of summer & winter active perennials and timed grazing. Micron 15 - 19, aiming for 6.5kg annually in the adults. Join around 1000 ewes and run a small mob of wethers as clean up crew and wool cutters. DSE in first 3 years has ranged from 11-15 as my numbers stabilise. Should be able to maintain 14-15 I think. Introducing some fat and EMD into the flock via my newer rams in order to further develop a highly fertile and good doing flock.
    Too small to crop! Sow a small hay crop each year.

Location

Farm Description

Grow fine wool on Kangaroo Island