Just checking wieghts against previous years for our hind culls.
Although we are targeting poorer animals, for the same weeks on the same ground this seasons culls are averaging 18kg lighter than the 2009 cull wieghts.
The hill deer had lost alot of condition by the turn of the year over the last two bad winters but the wet summer last year seems to have done them more harm , going into what has so far been a reasonably mild winter. Surprisingly everything is pregnant even the bags of bones. Has anyone else noticed their deer toiling this winter?