In the middle of summer, water is in short supply. One of the worst El Ninos is causing major heartache around Australia but at our Shepparton farms we have permanent water the year round.
Water is a funny thing. Places that have it often have too much but places that don't have it would benefit the most with only a little.
Poor fences cause erosion due to cattle wandering unhindered near water holes.
Water is often in short supply in the outback and also the number of locations of water points. Water bores are expensive to drill and maintain so only a few per several hundred thousand acres are dug.
Goats are not difficult to control but they do need adequate fencing and good gates.
Here you can see new goat fencing on one of our shepparton properties.
60 km west of Bourke the bitumen runs out and it's still 200km to Urisino. Come prepared as there are wild kangaroos, cows, goats and whatever that lives out here ready to run you off the road.