A BUSY FEW WEEKS – Boogal Cattle Co.
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A BUSY FEW WEEKS

A BUSY FEW WEEKS

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at ‘Boogalgopal’ – mustering to remove the bulls for the season, shifting the AI heifers, consigning more EU steers to Teys Beenleigh and supporting the annual Monto Cattle and Country Prime Show and Sale with a pen of prime cows. Paddocks are now being spelled in readiness for  the steers and heifers that will be weaned in late April and the stock work is on track and up to date.

60 mls of rain was recorded on the weekend – taking us to a total of 271 mls for the year  to date.

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SHIFTING THE AI HEIFERS …A window of sunny weather and bright blue skies saw us shifting the AI mob- now happily in calf – to a new paddock.

grey brahman heifers, mustering

An easy walk through the grassy hollows of Curriers Gully Paddock where the buffel , rhodes, fine stemmed stylo, wynn cassia and siratro is a ‘sight for sore eyes ‘

 

Lance and Tex approaching the flats above Lockhardt Creek

Lance and Tex approaching the flats above Lockhardt Creek

Young ‘clean up bull’, grey polled El Ja Fresco at the back of the mob – and a very quiet morning for the dogs who are all out for the run !!

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MONTO PRIME CATTLE SHOW and SALE

Although we very rarely consign our cattle to the Saleyard system, we like to support our local agent ‘Monto Cattle and Country’ for their annual Sale by sending in a pen of cows and flying the flag for the Brahman breedand of course our own T+X brand !
We have  enjoyed success over the years with our girls and this year was no different. Although pipped at the post on the hoof by a pen of Santa cows from Cree Pastoral , we did receive top price on the day of $1.55.2
These girls have all had a productive life raising calves  and weighed in at an average of 575 kgs.

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EU STEERS

Last week saw another 3 decks of steers consigned to Teys Beenleigh.
We were happy with the weights of 311 kgs dressed weight .
(Although sold on the EU grid of $3.65, we were happy to see that the 45 head of 0 and 2 tooth steers also fell into Australian  MSA specs with all cattle under Boning Group 11 and the majority in Boning Group 5,6,7 and 8 -It is not an easy system to follow with Meatworks Company   specs different from Australian MSA specifications .)

An initial drafting of cattle on horseback . (A few Buffalo Fly are still evident- especially when the mob is herded into the yard)

A quick break in the work as Janelle and Prue – the newest member of the team- arrive for a ‘weigh – in ‘!

Catttle are drafted according to weight

 

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