The energy side is the key to why I see a product like Thermoskin helpful. Off shears our weaners often struggle and go backwards for a few weeks as they are putting too much energy into keeping warm. With Thermoskin this year they didn't really go backwards which made a percentage saleable.
For us to be able to lamb sufficient numbers at one time puts a lot of pressure on us to manage it. If we split the lambing we split the risk. It is now a very good risk management tool. We split the lambing which also splits our sales and we can spread out our wool sales. We've been able to keep the business afloat that way.
Despite widespread drought across Australia, the sheep industry's best quality genetics were on show in Bendigo. It was also the 60th Anniversary of the AASMB (Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders)