Shifting heifers

Shifting heifers

November 24, 2014 1 By Amanda

Weekends are often busy times here at Bimbadeen – the kids get to saddle up and head out with Mark to do a little cattle work.

This past weekend was such a time – with some black Brangus heifers being shifted from their grower paddock to their new home, a breeder paddock to the north.

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The dogs got a run too, and worked beautifully to keep the cows moving as they looked to take advantage of the fresh green pick coming through (after some very welcome rain recently – between 20 and 50mm across the property).

hotday_4838 bimThere was no rushing involved, in the 40C day. hotday_4852 bim

It was a bit sweaty …

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And Dad getting into that role, as the jillaroo scouted for potential mob-invaders ahead… bimbadeen E47_4896 bim f


She found a couple but they were busy getting aquainted (in a mother-and-son fashion) and were happy to let the mob walk by…

hotday_4892 bimLet’s not forget the jackaroo bringing up the tail with a couple of busy hounds…

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And Mum clicking away on the camera further back in the truck…hotday_4910 bim e

It wasn’t long before the destination was in sight…

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And the final push to ‘The Knob Paddock’ was achieved… hotday_4981 bim


And everyone rewarded themselves with a good long drink!

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These heifers have held condition beautifully through a very dry Winter and Autumn, and will now be joined with a Bimbadeen sire.

We do hope our clients and readers have managed to get under some decent falls of rain lately – and if not yet, then soon!


The Bimbadeen Team