Shearing time

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Spring has sprung and it is time to book dates for shearing. Consider shearing machos earlier in spring as they tend to lose libido at this time of the year as days lengthen and warm up (but be prepared to provide shelter if cold weather is predicted in the days after shearing).

Don’t forget to supplement with selenium if shearing time is your usual time to supplement. Farms with acid soils and greater than 500 mm annual average rainfall are likely to be selenium deficient in Australia. Consider using a depot product so that you only have to supplement annually.

Remember that gestation length is generally longer in spring than autumn (average 348 days, range of 296 to 401 days), under Australian conditions so be patient with females that are heavily pregnant.