breeding

Breeding Program

Bulls are joined on the 1st of February each year and taken out at the Second Round.

The end of calving is dictated by when we do our First Round. We aim to start our First Round of mustering on the 1st April (the better the wet season, the later we start) to brand and wean.

All dry cows are drafted off and sold at the end of the first round.

Second Round starts around August, depending on the season (the tougher the season, the earlier the muster) where all the remaining calves are weaned.

We don't preg test, except if we run out of grass at the end of the year. Then we would preg test after the second round and all cows empty or "out of season" pregnancies are sent off for fattening.