Good lambing at Fraser Farm

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Spring has been a busy season at Waitaki Boys’ High School’s Fraser Farm.
When former pupil and volunteer helper Justin Meikle scanned the sheep in July, the results suggested the 16ha farm was in for a very good lambing, agriculture teacher Elizabeth Prentice said.
“At the beginning of spring the ewes were drafted up into their various mobs. Most of the ewes were scanned in lamb with twins and a significant number with triplets.
“Generally the weather co-operated and losses were pleasingly small.
“Jack Price, a year 11 student, has been busily hand-rearing a small number of lambs.
“All of the lambs were tailed at the end of term two. The final figures were 180-plus lambs from 107 ewes.”
Miss Prentice thanked Murray Isbister, a former pupil and member of the Fraser Farm committee that oversees commercial sheep production, for his hard work throughout the lambing period, and the many pupils who helped him.