West Wyalong Maiden Ewe competition winners the Northeys are busy rebuilding their livestock enterprise following the drought, making changes to their management practices in order to get more lambs on the ground.
This year Paul Northey, alongside his wife Jen and daughters Nicola, Caitlin and Emma, will join around 4500 Merino ewes.
Emma Northey, who works as an agent with Quade Moncrieff, also runs her own flock at a leased block at Tullibigeal and will join 650 ewes.
Ms Northey started her flock around five years ago with 127 of their green tagged ewes.
The Northey’s numbers have built up significantly already since the end of the drought – when they were joining around 2400 ewes – but they are aiming to get back to…