||Sheep / Goats
||Shear lambs, check for flystrike, treat for facial eczema, check ram health.
||Treat for facial eczema and fly worry
||Treat for fly worry
||Make/buy hay 25 bales/cow, 5 bales per sheep, 40 per horse.
||Check for flystrike, get ewes in good condition, wean lambs if not done.
||As January if needed
||As January if needed
||Put ram with ewes for August lambing
||Wean spring born calves if still on cow
||Put fertiliser on paddocks (allow rain or 3 weeks before grazing again)
||Monitor ewe/doe condition, not too fat and not too thin
||Use electric fences to control use of grass
||As cattle, also treat for worms including bot fly.
||Conserve grass so that pregnant animals can have a rising level of feeding in last month of pregnancy (July/August usually)
||Feed extra to pregnant ewes in last month before lambing, get belly and bottoms shorn, vaccinate for tetanus etc.
||Feed well in last month of pregnancy, give magnesium supplement, vaccinate
||Feed hay/supplements Tetanus booster if foaling later on
||Prepare emergency kit for lambing/calving/kidding etc, buy necessary supplies. Grass growth slow most years.
||Lambing, check 2 x daily, drench ewes/does
||Calving, check 2 x daily, continue magnesium
||Foaling? Feed supplements
||As grass growth doesn’t usually speed up until September, continue hay etc this month.
||Dock lambs/kids by 4 weeks old if possible (rubber rings).Dehorn kids by 1 week old.
||Feed milking cows well, get bull calves docked and all calves dehorned by 3 weeks old.
||May need to control grazing if grass starts to grow quickly.
||Avoid sudden food changes for new mothers, Milking animal needs two times what dry animal needs to eat.
||Drench lambs/kids, vaccinate
||Drench calves, vaccinate
||Treat for worms
||Leave grass for hay? Apply fertiliser
||Drench lambs/kids, Get ewes shorn, lambs crutched Treat for lice
||Drench calves for worms, bull or AI for cows for August calves
||Treat for worms Annual tetanus vaccination
||This is usually the best month for grass growth. Check water supplies for summer
||Drench lambs/kids, Check for flystrike, get all sheep shorn if not already done, treat for lice.
||Drench calves, Bull with cows for September calves.
||Treat for fly worry if required. Check teeth.
||Ensure plenty of water as weather gets hotter, also shade in all paddocks especially for sheep.