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 !
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