October A I Programme…2014
Although we have only recorded 7 inches of rain for the year, the decision was made to go ahead with our usual October Artificial Insemination Programme.
With paddocks feeling the effects of the dry weather, the group of 75 young heifers had been given supplementary hay for a month or so in an effort to boost their nutrition levels.
Mustering in the AI group of heifers
Heifers are yarded up at the House Yards
Young Prue gets acquainted with some heifers under the care of Grandpa Tex
October 8 and the full moon begins to rise over the yards ……
……and becomes a spectacular “Blood Moon”
Next morning, the heifers are happy and relaxed in the yards before being let out in the paddock for the day
Lance on the job
“Welcoming Committee” at the front gate
Contented after a morning session
Heifers walk up to the yards at night
Loving the extra hay
Tex checking for signs of oestrus
Kookaburras are on the job as well !
Boogalgopal Soda Pop – ears all aglow in the setting sun !
Some female support !!
Settling in for another night.
When the programme is finished , heifers will be let out with new Charolais bull Palgrove Harry as clean-up sire for a short period.