Walcha - Extremes of Climate

Walcha Winter 2015 from Damien Timbs on Vimeo.

These cattle averaged a weight of 465kg and were ready for feed lot in the spring. This represents a winter weight gain of 0.7kg per day, and 1.3kg per day during the spring. 165kg of weight gain over 221 days.

Picture of Damien in a green field with cattle Picture of kids playing in the snow

The video and photos show the extremes of the climate in Walcha. From warm summers through to snowy winters.

Despite the extremes, producers following the principles of Productive Pasture Solutions are able to achieve 1kg of live weight gain per ha per mm of rainfall.