Investing in Allflex RapID tags now for better future performance

AT A GLANCE

Fraser and Shelley Avery
Location: Bonavaree, South of Blenheim
2500 hectares, 3500 mixed age ewes and
1020 two-tooths
RapID tags

CHALLENGES

  • Tracking abortion in hoggets late pregnancy.
  • Tracking incremental changes

BENEFITS

  • Monitoring individual and small mob performance
  • Linking carcase data to genetics
  • Effectively record and track ewe weight, grazing management and fertility history

“I’m learning how to get more our of it all the time, from talking to others who use it.”

Fraser Avery

BACKGROUND

Fraser Avery is a steadfast advocate for onfarm
monitoring. He is prepared to spend a bit of
money on it, even when the benefits are not
immediately obvious at the start.

At Bonavaree, climate monitoring stations have been installed with a view to finding out more around climate, soils and production. Although Bonavaree has exceptional ewe flock performance, Fraser sees room to do better. Having a large ewe flock of 3500 mixed age ewes and 1020 two-tooths, means that any changes, no matter how small, can make a big difference to the bottom line.