Our sheep are run on country that consists of very large areas of natural pasture species, which means they are not grown out on the soft highly improved pastures common to large areas of the Western District. This is because of the very rocky nature of the country together with the heavy clay soils. The annual rainfall is between 19 and 20 inches. These conditions produce a fairly harsh environment under which to raise sheep and this results in our sheep always growing into big sheep and doing very well when they are moved into other areas and environments.