Weather stays fine for sharemilkers’ move

Mooving on ... On the move from Heriot to Clydevale are sharemilkers Matt and Ella King. The...
Mooving on ... On the move from Heriot to Clydevale are sharemilkers Matt and Ella King. The traditional farmers’ mass migration, now known as Moving Day, took place over a couple of days at Queen’s Birthday weekend. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
Otago sharemilkers Matt and Ella King have had three years at Clinton and three at Heriot and are now setting up at Clydevale.

The 24% lower-order sharemilkers and a staff member were part of last week’s mass migration of dairy farmers in what is now known as Moving Day.

Mr and Mrs King will look after a herd of 720 cows — a big increase on about 420 under their care at Heriot.

They will own everything at the Clydevale farm, except the cows.

Mrs King said they made the move over two days and the weekend’s weather had been perfect for it.

They went back and forth in their ute and used a freight company to cart equipment.

They also moved three sheep, three dogs, two llamas and a cat.

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