I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.
Sunday, 4 March 2012
To Market To Market
The Malanda Showground Saleyard
We sell our cull weaner heifers and steers at around 12 months of age. This is a premium market plus I love the fact that they are going to someone else to fatten before being sold to the butcher. I have always disliked fattening an animal for a couple of years and then having to say goodbye to it. Yes, I'm a softie! Our market for the weaners is at Malanda on the Atherton Tablelands up here in tropical north Queensland. We take them over to Malanda the day before the sale to allow them to be feed. watered and to settle. The day of the market they are brought into the arena, a pen at a time, for the bidding to begin. Our breed of cattle are Droughtmaster, and they are well liked on the tablelands for their ability to fatten at a fast rate. We were happy with the sale results, but then again quiet cattle always bring a premium.
This is a photo of some of our weaner steers - "the boys"