Selling lambs earlier rather than later is a successful marketing tactic for Jeff and Frances McSpedden family from The Lagoon.
With a property name like Springfield, it’s fair to say their highly productive 480 hectares reflects the tv-show namesake as a complete universe.
Everything from sheep, feed, wool and vegetables make up their business.
The McSpeddens run a self-replacing flock of just under 1500 ewes; half joined to Merino rams and the remaining to Dorset Horn terminal sires. They also have a mob of 200 first cross ewes.
This year they entered the Bathurst Merino Association Maiden Ewe Competition for the first time and placed third overall with the 230 Kerin Poll blood ewes.
Their sheep are classed by Bryan Seaman,…