First Macca foals

THE BREEDING SEASON is under way at Macca Lodge with the first half dozen foals already on the ground and a record number of mares — about 250 — due to foal there this spring.

The McIntyres have taken on extra staff because of the higher number of broodmares on the property following the closure of Kina Craig Stud, which also had a 24-hour foaling watch.