Struggling with lambs in a standard working race during shearing is now a thing of the past for woolgrower Regan Bairstow.
“The bulk handler came in time for lamb shearing in September – handling the lambs is always the biggest nightmare,’’ Regan said.
“Sheep work is now more enjoyable, it has sped up the process, it’s less labour intensive and frustrating,’’ Regan said.
“We can get away with one person doing all the sheep handling, particularly with shorn sheep and lambs – it has eliminated sheep suffocating each other.”
“This frees us up for other tasks as on a mixed farm there is always a lot going on.’’
Regan said the covered work area enabled sheep husbandry to happen in all weather conditions.
“We crutched 6000 sheep in hot February weather with four shearers doing around 2000 a day,’’ he said…