The Drought has continued here for another year. Dorper sheep do thrive in dry conditions but leading into summer with no rain forecast they will need some grass and water. Most of our breeding ewes have already been sold , and our cattle sold. We have been breeding Dorper for 14 years . All our breeding ewes were stud Type4 or Type5 . If your looking for quality young full-blood Dorper ewes or rams we have young stock available now . All the 2019 lambs were sired by “Barney” Amurala 144438 Type 4.
The limited water has led us to look at reducing our water use to grow our veggies, we have established a small aquaponic system using mostly stuff we already had available on the farm. The water is recirculated so the water only needs to be topped up when it evaporates and the small amount of water the plants use to grow.
Only using 1/10 the amount of water of conventional garden and the added bonus of the fresh fish. The system relies on fish to fertilise the plants and in turn the plants clean the water for the fish. It has been a learning experience but we are producing on a small scale and can pick something most days.