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.
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.
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 breed – and 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.
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 .)