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I am 7th Generation in the Australian Cattle Industry. I grew up on a cattle station in North Queensland. My husband and I run a Livestock Agency (hence the reference to mobile phones)as well as a small hobby farm with our two young children.

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Counting the Sheep

One of the good things that came out of the Live Export suspension last year is the amazing people that I have "met" via Facebook, Twitter and Blogging because of it.  For those of you that don't know, we have a Facebook group called Save Live Export, with members from all over the country (even some from across the other side of the world.) If you have a Facebook account, come and join us. We come from all walks of life: dairy, cotton, wool, beef, sheepmeat, vets, agri science students the list goes on and on.  One of my favourite people I've met is Michael Trant who writes Farmer's Way of Life.  If you haven't read it yet, do yourself a favour and read it.  You won't regret it (unless you have no sense of humour!) But Michael is on the total opposite side and end of the country to me and he produces those funny looking sheep for meat! (They are damaras or dorpers but NOT geeps!)

So, on Twitter today some of us in North and West Queensland were moaning about the heat which was reaching up to 47 degrees in some parts.  Michael pipes up and tells me to "toughen up princess".  When asked how hot it was over there, he replied with a measly 19 degrees! So he was laughed at, but then he said he had to contend with the wind, posting this video to show us.



Michael then put out the challenge on Twitter to see if anyone else could count the sheep right when they run out of the gate (if you look at the top right corner as the sheep first run out of the gate you can see his finger flicking as he counts).  Ella-Beth and Clancy decided to take up the challenge:



Ella-Beth got 30 and Clancy got 26.  What did you get?

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