Our cattle are grazed in ticky paddocks that mostly consist of gentle slopes leading down to river and creek flats. They enjoy access to a variety of native grasses and improved pastures and during harsh drought conditions, are supplemented as required with baled Rhodes grass and have year round access to a mineral lick supplement.
The cattle are worked with quad bikes and are also familiar, and very comfortable with people tailing them and walking among them on foot.
Our weaners are raised, educated and grown out on our home block ‘Nindethana’ and our sale bulls and sale females are also prepared at Nindethana.
All cattle are vaccinated with: 7 in 1; 3 day; tick fever; pestigard; and botulism. Bulls calves are also vaccinated with vibrio however this is delayed until prior to sale.
Our entire herd is pestivirus negative and our sires, sale bulls and sale females are tested pompes free (we test all weaners and are in the process of testing all breeders for pompes disorder).
All sale bulls, including those that are sold directly from the paddock, undertake a veterinary examination pre-sale, and semen morphology is evaluated by John Cooper of Just Genes.
Our herd has been tested for Bovine Johnes’ Disease and we have a JBAS 7 rating.