Woolshed shelters flock following graziers warning

Posted on 21st May 2020

The Jondaryan Woolshed is sheltering their flock in the historic Woolshed following the second sheep graziers warning in less than a month.

Jondaryan Woolshed General Manager, Rebecca Pope said the wet weather combined with cold, south-westerly winds increases the risk of lamb and sheep losses.

“We are lucky to have a structure with the capacity to hold 3,000 sheep undercover, to keep our flock safe during these bad conditions,” said Ms Pope.

Designed more than 160 years ago, the Jondaryan Woolshed has come full circle again this week, with their Merino flock taking up residence under the historic roof, seeking warmth and shelter.

“Over recent weeks, a total of 12 new lambs have joined our flock, and so the urgency is high to once again keep them safe.”

“Our ewes and lambs are doing well, and we anticipate that our flock will grow even more in the coming weeks with the arrival of more lambs expected.”

The current graziers warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning is set to continue tomorrow, affecting the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district. The next warning is due to be issued later this afternoon.

“We will continue to monitor the situation in accordance with the grazier alerts, keeping our flock safely undercover until conditions improve.”