Category Archives: Cattle

Good things to end the year

Despite carrying my camera with me all the time, I have some stories for which I have no images. So I thought I’d end the year with a few of the recent ones that have made my heart full and … Continue reading

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Further tips for rearing poddy calves

The day the fresh came down Lagoon Creek, we found a calf sleeping next to his dead mother. It was impossible to tell why she died. There were no marks on the damp ground, no signs of a struggle. Though … Continue reading

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Dolores, bless her little heart

Last week we did some cattle work, vaccinating all the calves against pink eye then moving the herd out to the back paddock where there is more feed for them. We moved the whole herd to the yards on Friday … Continue reading

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Culvert this side of Scone

A memento mori on the way to town. As if I needed one…

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The first of the last of Boxer’s calves

It’s calving season. I love this time of the year. Mothers and babies. She looks just like her dad, my late bull, Boxer, whom I’ve written about in a previous post. She’s the first of his last drop, which will … Continue reading

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Bluebelle

Here’s looking at you, kid. Bluebelle and I are thinking the same thing, I’m sure of it. Bluebelle is my favourite cow in all the world. She’s 16 years old and the matriarch of our herd. As you would guess, … Continue reading

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The day I always dread

You can see how quiet they are, this mob of weaner heifers and steers.  So quiet. These beautiful, quiet little animals. It’s more than likely they are all dead now. On 30 June, the day before we left the farm … Continue reading

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