January Jottings…2015 – Boogal Cattle Co.
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January Jottings…2015

January Jottings…2015

 

 

The season in January has continued the upward trend started in December with another 77mms of rain falling for the month………. A great start to the year and the paddocks have responded accordingly.

After a few days at the  Sunshine Coast , it was back to “work” with pre-booked cows to get ready for the abatoir, roads to be slashed, hay to be carted and the second round of branding to be completed. In amongst this , work continued on the construction of the new yards up in the steer paddocks.

 

 

  Up in the steer paddocks

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Down in the breeder paddocks in early January, the calves are beginning to take on some bloom and look very contented with life !

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Despite the rainy weather however, dams are still far from full…as we muster in cows for  Teys

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Trucking cows from “Glenrock”

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Up in the timbered country, we draft  up the heifers to place in to breeding paddocks

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In typical style , this little group of  Brahman calves shows lots of curiosity as we go past in the commercial paddocks- love the upturned noses !!

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Lance – drafting up at the Redlands Yards

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Thirsty , hot and humid weather has been the norm for January !

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Droving heifers down the creek…and once again , we run in to rainy, showery weather

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It is brilliant to see the cattle so contented….a mob in the red paddock

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Feeling chummy !

‘Boogalgopal Miss Odessa’ RP rests her ear on ‘Boogalgopal Bonnie Miss’ RH ! Both heifers by Lancefield D  Indicator (scurred)

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The waterholes in the gullies are full and we are treated to brilliant blue , cloudy skies. ….not hard to take !

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It was back to the second round of branding in mid January – once again under grey skies.

Grey stud cows running with ‘Boogalgopal Star Pistol’ -polled sire and polled ‘Granville English’ Charolais

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Janelle guides her mob over the bywash of a dam

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Tex brings in his mob

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At the Main Yards

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Grey stud mob running with Jaffra Soda (scurred) and Clare Garth polled Charolais

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Yarding up

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Lance ‘mothering up’ in a grey stud paddock

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Mustering the Charbray cows …and yes, it was wet enough for  a drizabone !

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Tex pondering the question…Will we keep going  in the rain ????…. We kept going !

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Crossing Lockhardt Creek in the drizzle

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Boogalgopal 3000 “That’s My Man” … in the yards

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End of the day … and Lance washes down his horses

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Work in the shed continues  while it rains outside – more gates   coming off the production line !

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The weather has made for some spectacular skies- this one shot in the late afternoon

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and this one taken as the sun put on a final show before darkness fell over the front paddocks055.JPGe

A great  start  for 2015, with  cattle prices  rising and paying a better return at last.

Our young paddock- reared Brahman and Charbray bulls are  enjoying the grass and doing nicely…. getting ready for sale by mid year.

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For inspections and queries call  Tex and Bron  0741675163

Lance and Janelle  0741672176

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