Saturday, 1 March 2014

a good result............

Well the girls went to auction.........
while I am still sad about having to sell them.......there is some good news........
We had a price on them as reserve which equaled about $1.20/kg
the girls sold for $1.59/kg.........
now this doesn't sound like to much but it amounts to $140/head more
So that will greatly help the partnership cash flow and to know we didn't "give" them away feels better.........
The rain coming thru sure helped the sale...........we have only had 12mls so far here............others around the district have had some good falls up to 50mls I have heard..........
not sure about NL but K had less then us again.................at least it can rain..............I could see the grass had grown while I was at work yesterday..............it rained all day for only a couple of mls............so perfect to encourage grass to grow...........but would love some bigger falls..........
Thank god summer is over........it's been one of the hardest I have had to endure with the drought.......
record setting heat of 47.6 (118F) on the 3rd of Jan a day I would prefer to forget.......
Dec avg 34.9 deg C (2 above avg)
Jan avg 35.9 (1 above avg)
Feb avg 34.4 (.9 above avg)
pretty sure we have seen the end of the high 30's early 40's til next summer...........
Actually every month since July has been warmer then avg...............but then when you have no rain you don't have cloudy days to bring the temp down...............
bring on autumn I say..............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

21 comments:

  1. Good news for a change...well, better news anyway. Let's hope you've turned a bit of a corner.

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  2. Let's hope this is the beginning of better times. I'm glad to see the back of summer too.

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  3. Hopefully things will pick up for you soon.

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  4. Yes, summer can bugger off! Glad the stock prices were better than you expected, a plus for once. Now lets get some rain happening!

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  5. A bit of good news. I sure hope things improve her on out. We are sure glad summer is over too. Hugs,xx

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  6. I hope that gentle rain was just preparing the soil for a much bigger down pour.
    Also, well done on the price for the cattle _ I think they looked in good condition so that probably upped it.
    Chin up...cooler times ahead!

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  7. Good news for you and yes, enough of summer! Looking forward to some cooler weather x

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  8. Glad it was a good outcome or better than it could have been.

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  9. Glad it wasn't all bad...hopefully it will cool down - everywhere. I guess less mouths to feed might mean a bit less work?? - Though I am sure there are piles of other things to occupy you all.

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  10. so glad the sale went in your favor...

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  11. Yay for the cows and the rain !!! Hopefully more if both too come !!!

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  12. Me too, had enough of this heat.
    Good news on getting more for the cows Chooky, now if only you had more rain.
    Julia ♥

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  13. Glad there was a little silver lining at the sale for you. I hope with some rain and cooler temps things become a but more bearable xx

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  14. Glad that you are able to report some better news Chooky. I don't want another summer like this one have been glad of some cooler weather, hope more rain comes soon.

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  15. So glad you got a good price for the cows. Hope the phone is fixed soon.

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  16. so glad you got some rain and got a good price for your girls. Hopefully the weather will much kinder to you

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  17. I agree thank goodness for autumn..

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  18. If I had a block of land or I should say a station I would given them a home,it broke my Dads heart to sell his cows

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  19. you beat mother nature once more...hope things continue to improve...while we patiently and frigidly await spring here in the northern hemisphere....

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  20. Hey there, I've just been catching up on all your last few weeks posts. So gutting to have to part with these girls, so at least good to receive more than expected for them. Also good to hear you've had some rain, though sounds like a lot more is needed. Those little calves in the garden are adorable, couldn't be cuter if they tried! Take care, hope the rain keeps coming....

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