Summer Season ..2013 – Boogal Cattle Co.
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Summer Season ..2013

Summer Season ..2013


The Spring/ Summer season at Boogalgopal got off to a dry start with calves born into  drying paddocks.




A little random rain in November greened  a few of the breeder paddocks


We decided to go ahead with our yearly AI  programme despite the far from optimal season. Semen from polled grey brahman bulls was used including LMC Pistolero and Ambassador. We have been impressed with the progeny of these bulls in our earlier programmes. We also enjoy this time when  the heifer mob is close to the house for observation.





Bringing in a heifer mob at the end of the day028.JPGe





Observation and extra feeding time at the home yards



With the AI programme finished, we moved into mustering the commercial paddocks in the lease ccountry where we use all home bred bulls with pleasing results. This is a good testing ground for our grass-fed  paddock sale bulls as we  guarantee their ability to produce good calves in all conditions.024e


Boogalgopal bull settled happily in paddock after being put out for the breeding season002e


More dry days but beautiful clouds over  a breeder paddock034.JPGe



Mustering – waiting on a water040e



One mob leaves the Main Yards after a first round of branding065.JPGe



AI heifers are feeling fit and sociable as they scamper down to say hello…. now with clean -up bull051.JPGs.jpge


Summer storm clouds amount to very little but odd showers keep the paddocks green thru’ till Christmas007.JPGs.jpge


In January , we complete the branding  .001.JPGs.jpge


Yarding up at the Top Boogalgopal Yards



Boogalgopal bull getting ready to assert his place as the mob approaches !063e



On the way to the yards074e


Resting on a water088e


Pushing a commercial mob of breeders up the last hill to the yards119e



We let this young calf and mother drop back to save an unnecessary  walk120e



Calves are not the only young on the place in January. Boogal Whisky drops another  good looking foal081e


Branding underway at the Main Yards007e



Young Jessie pushes  her part of the mob along to the yards during a branding muster020e


Back Creek Breeders under gloomy skies during January branding muster



Steer  consignments to the meatworks will begin in a few weeks , but already we have had some pleasing results and prices from fat cow consignments. Some of these are shown below being mustered in


As the weather dries off more and more , we have been busy keeping  water, tanks,troughs and pipe lines free from issues!… and finishing off some projects in the shed.




……..and enjoying some spectacular sundowns…..and still hoping it will rain soon.  019.JPGs.jpge

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