It’s been a hectic couple of months here at Boogalgopal – nothing new ! Foals have been born in the winter mist, our clients have been impressed with the paddock reared bulls on offer, new fencelines and new yards have been bulit and Tex is back on deck after a spill from a horse that left him with a broken collar bone and a few broken ribs.
We have the big fires behind us and the grass is now turning from winter gold to Spring green! Our A I programme is currently underway and the bulls have been returned to the breeder paddocks for the breeding season. For all those who do not follow us on Facebook, we have a few photos below taken over the past two months.
Boogal Hookie with foal by McLennan’s Offsider on a misty, smokey morning . Boogal Whisky follows along.
September and the poddies keep arriving- this adventurous little newborn calf by Jaffra Soda is testing the water in a rockhole !
Exploring the world
Grey stud brahman cows in the riverpaddock with newborns
This red brahman stud calf stands proud beside Mum
A beautiful September morning in one of the ‘Glenrock’ paddocks- hayed off grass
Towards the end of winter, we decided to make the move to rebuild the yards and double deck ramp at our Glenleigh Bull Depot. The whole rebuild took three VERY solid weeks to get ready for bull testing and selling to recommence.
First posts are erected on a freshly levelled pad.
One of our own stud polled sires Boogalgopal 3000 ‘That’s My Man’ about to unleash in the sand pile at the yard rebuilding site !
Lance hard at it welding the cattle rail
Tying off caps
Tex and Janelle plant little Prue’s foot in the concrete of the new crush area to mark the date and occasion !
View from the loading ramp down to the western side of the yards
Bringing in the bulls- all paddock reared
A smokey dry October morning at Glenleigh as the bulls file by on the way to the yards
Offering bulls- our clients are always impressed with the docility and managability of the bulls in the yard
In early October ,it was a long week of patrolling major fires on our boundaries – the glow could be seen for some days
Recent rain was a welcome sight …. 2 inches in a few scattered falls has started to amke a difference. The water flows from the tank at the Artificial Insemination shed at the home yards
Mustering in heifers for the AI programme
Lance on the job at the home yards- LMC Apollo
Meanwhile down on the river , the swans provide some peaceful moments!
….. and in the homestead garden the jacaranda is making a beautiful carpet of purple !