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
Down in the breeder paddocks in early January, the calves are beginning to take on some bloom and look very contented with life !
Despite the rainy weather however, dams are still far from full…as we muster in cows for Teys
Trucking cows from “Glenrock”
Up in the timbered country, we draft up the heifers to place in to breeding paddocks
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 !!
Lance – drafting up at the Redlands Yards
Thirsty , hot and humid weather has been the norm for January !
Droving heifers down the creek…and once again , we run in to rainy, showery weather
It is brilliant to see the cattle so contented….a mob in the red paddock
Feeling chummy !
‘Boogalgopal Miss Odessa’ RP rests her ear on ‘Boogalgopal Bonnie Miss’ RH ! Both heifers by Lancefield D Indicator (scurred)
The waterholes in the gullies are full and we are treated to brilliant blue , cloudy skies. ….not hard to take !
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
Janelle guides her mob over the bywash of a dam
Tex brings in his mob
At the Main Yards
Grey stud mob running with Jaffra Soda (scurred) and Clare Garth polled Charolais
Lance ‘mothering up’ in a grey stud paddock
Mustering the Charbray cows …and yes, it was wet enough for a drizabone !
Tex pondering the question…Will we keep going in the rain ????…. We kept going !
Crossing Lockhardt Creek in the drizzle
Boogalgopal 3000 “That’s My Man” … in the yards
End of the day … and Lance washes down his horses
Work in the shed continues while it rains outside – more gates coming off the production line !
The weather has made for some spectacular skies- this one shot in the late afternoon