WEANING 2017 – Boogal Cattle Co.
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WEANING 2017

WEANING 2017

 

We just love weaning time! Once again, we  have been really happy with the standard of calves and their weaning weights this year

Following the weaning musters ,the commercial and stud calves are all weaned together in the Main Yards where they are fed hay, walked through  morning and night, then drafted into steers, commercial heifers, stud bulls and stud heifers. Calves are then vaccinated for Redwater and taken out to their respective paddocks that have been spelled and fresh.

Our Stud calves are “droved” home  to the Home Yards and adjoining smaller paddocks where they receive another week or so of intensive judgement to assess them further for temperament and possible structural weakness. The few that do NOT meet the criteria are culled immediately and the remaining herd  of bulls is then “droved” over to our Glenleigh ” paddocks to grow out, before they are  moved to the “Glenleigh” Bull Paddocks ready as Grass-fed Paddock reared sale bulls as 2 year olds.

Some moments from our weeks  of weaning below


Bringing in the paddocks to wean…..

The Main Yards begin to fill

Good hay and a peachy sunset

Another day ends in a blaze of glory

Sleeping happily….. ‘protector’ close by!

Sticking with their own !

The more the merrier ! Grandkids enjoying the weaners

Prue works her magic while Madison teaches young Max !

Yarding up…. to weigh

All hands on deck!

Another day ends ….Tex  with Janelle and young Max

Commercial heifers head out up to their new paddock

Coming down the banks of  Boogalgopal Creek

Steers head out

Crossing Lockhardt Creek

Steers are happily settled as we leave them in their paddock

STUD WEANERS leave the yards for the first time.. behaving beautifully

On the road and enjoying the walk

On the last few kms to the Home Yards

Once back at the Home Yards,Lance assesses the weaners further for temperament and structural soundness

After a week or so, we take the final ride with the stud weaners  from Home Yards to “Glenrock” paddocks.

Can’t help but smile with this handsome looking well behaved mob!

…and the last walk begins!

A welcome drink …. and it’s back on the road

Mob moves off the water….almost there

Weaning finished for another year and we turn our attention to more Grass-fed Bull Testing and Preg Testing…. the cycle continues….

…….. and Mother Nature continues to cast her spell with breathtaking sunrises !

For day to day updates on life at ‘Boogalgopal’, check out our FB page

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Sales of our Grass-Fed Paddock Sale Brahman and Charbray  bulls is underway.

Call us for further information

Tex        0741675163

Lance   0741672176

 

 


 


2 Comments
  • July 6, 2017

    Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

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