AT A GLANCE
Tom, Anne and Tim Costello
Location: The Grange, Hawarden, North Canterbury
2800 Wairere Romney ewes, 700 hoggetts, Friesian bulls, 150 rising two-year olds and 150 rising one-year old.
Monitoring weight gain before weaning, between lambs that were tailed and those that weren’t.
Extra work associated with recording information.
Helps monitor the performance of the ewe flock including ewes with twins and singles.
Easy to draft out hoggets that aren’t in lamb.
RapID tag is quite robust with low loss rate.