Weaning…. May 2015
We completed our weaning over May and have been really happy with the calves and their weights….and the large number of sturdy- framed polled calves.
It is always such an enjoyable time especially when the weaners all walk out quietly, the mothers settle happily back into their paddocks and extra time is given to the stud stock back in the home yards .
These future stud sires are assessed more carefully at home for temperament before they too are walked out to their new paddocks.
It has been a dry month as far as rain goes with nothing recorded…some really hot days along with a few cold ones plus a big frost early in May!….more like Summer on the whole however !
A few snaps from the weaning below
Stud Brahmans coming in over Boogalgopal Creek….in our stud paddocks we usually run a Charolais and a Brahman sire so that the parentage of the calves can be recorded with accuracy
Bringing in the Charbrays
The weaners are all yarded for a week or so with hay feeders filled as required.
Within a day or so, they have settled down and are happy to get closer to check us out
“Boogalgopal Sodessa Boy 3840”
DOB:10/11/2014 Sire: Boogalgopal Valedictory Boy 3081, Dam Boogalgopal Sodessa Miss 3244
Polled ” Boogalgopal Miss Ridgeway 3828″
DOB 27/10/2014 SIRE:”Boogalgopal Valedictory Boy 3081″ Dam: Boogalgopal Miss Ridgeway 3452
“Boogalgopal Miss Trinket 3871”
DOB 10/11/2014 SIRE: Boogalgopal Star Pistol 3405, Dam: Boogalgopal Trinket Lady 3297
Polled Boogalgopal Jackinta 3821(MALE)
DOB 17/11/2014 Sire: ElJa Garfield, Dam Boogalgopal Miss Jacinta 2480
with Polled Charbray Herd bull Boogalgopal 252 … Sire: Granville English, Dam Stud Brahman female
Polled Boogalgopal Miss Olive Pippy 3851
DOB 13/10/2014 sire: LMC Ambassador AI , Dam Boogalgopal Olive Pippy 3397
Polled “Boogalgopal Jessie Boy 3838
DOB 20/10/2014 Sire: Boogalgopal Valedictory Boy 3081, Dam : Boogalgopal Jessie 2847
Polled “Boogalgopal Quran Girl 3820”
DOB 03/11/2014 Sire: El Ja Garfield, Dam Boogalgopal Quran Girl 2491
“Boogalgopal Mr Field 3825
DOB: 10/11/2014 Sire: El Ja Garfield, Dam: El Ja Miss Decision 2623
“Boogalgopal Master 3832”
DOB 06/10/2014 Sire El Ja Garfield , Dam Boogalgopal Miss Decision 2610
Boogalgopal Star Umbrella 3848
DOB 29/09/2014 Sire: Boogalgopal Star Pistol 3405, Dam Boogalgopal Umbrella Miss 2986
Polled ” Boogalgopal Miss Bubbly 3824″ comes in for a smooch with Greer
DOB 27/10/2014 SIRE:Boogalgopal Valedictory Boy 3081 Dam Boogalgopal Bubbly Miss3450
Polled Charbray Weaner Bull 252 SIRE Granville English Dam Boogalgopal 2899 Brahman
Early morning fog at the yards
On the road … early morning start to take the commercial heifers up to their paddock
Dan,Lance and Tex
Stud weaners ready to leave the yards
On their way to the Home Yards
Hard work pushing through the gateway….good to see them enjoying the grass on the way to the Home Yards
At home , Janelle works to unload the hay ties before the horses get too interested !
and the Grandkids love to help Grandpa load up the hay racks !
Back at the Home Yards , the stud weaners are treated to some extra handling!
Young Max makes friends with this heifer while Lance and Janelle and Prue look on
Lance chills with some of the girls
Janelle talks to this gentle heifer
Prue …developing the touch !
After a few days, we are happy with the heifers and head them out to their new paddock.
Feeling fit as they jump through the reeds in the creek
New Home for the stud heifers — the Glenrock paddocks
Weaner bulls …owning the house paddock for a few more days !!
“Boogalgopal Extra Baxter 3850”
DOB 22/9/2014 Sire : Brahrock Baxter, Dam Boogalgopal Miss ExtraQ 3397
Polled “Boogalgopal Monaco Hughes 3902”
DOB 03/11/2014 Sire:Lancefield A Hughes, Dam Boogalgopal Monaco Miss 3390
Polled “Boogalgopal Jackinta 3821”
DOB: 17/11/2014 Sire: ElJa Garfield,Dam: Boogalgopal Miss Jacinta 2480
Polled “Boogalgopal 139”
Herd Bull by Boogalgopal That’s My Man 3000
Polled Boogalgopal Soda Decision 3782
DOB 29/09/2014 Sire Jaffra Soda, Dam Boogalgopal Miss Decision 3120
Charbrays and Brahmans ….Late afternoon grazing in the house paddock
Making their way…in formation….over the paddock! Lit by the fading golden rays of the sinking sun
Polled ‘Boogalgopal Taffy Hughes 3816’
DOB 20/10/2014 SIRE: Lancefield Hughes Dam: BoogalgopalTaffy Too 3455
“Boogalgopal Mr Field 3825”
DOB 10/11/2014 SIRE: El Ja Garfield Dam: Boogalgopal Miss Decision 2623
“Boogalgopal Mildest Star 3849”
DOB 27/10/2014 Sire: Boogalgopal Star Pistol 3405 Dam: Boogalgopal Mildest Mink 2854
Polled “Boogalgopal Star 3881”
DOB 08/12/2014 Sire: Boogalgopal Star Pistol 3405 Dam: Boogalgopal 2661
Polled “Boogalgopal Soda Fey 3800”
DOB 03/11/2014 SIRE: Jaffra Soda Dam: Boogalgopal Miss Twinkle Fey 2913
Always keen to find a way into the house yards !! This little group of bulls stands patiently at the house grid
Polled “Boogalgopal Papa Star3855”
DOB 17/11/2014 SIRE: Boogalgopal Star Pistol3405 Dam: Boogalgopal Papa’s Silver Girl 3409
Polled”Boogalgopal Monaco Hughes 3902″
DOB 03/11/2014 SIRE: Lancefield Hughes Dam: Boogalgopal Monaco Miss
Polled Charbray Bull Calves by “Granville English”
Colder frosty mornings have now made their inroads as June kicks off with another glorious full moon and some brilliant sunsets.
and with the bulls ready to go to their final paddocks , the Preg Testing muster is next on the agenda.. …along with visits from our clients – both old and new.