Firstly, saddened to farewell three decks of beautiful heifers to the feedlot, where after a hundred days of grain, will become grainfed beef.
Realistically, far too good to become steak burgers, these girls should have been breeders. Impeccable temperament and good types of heifers, unfortunately seasonal conditions and monetary requirements dictated these couldn't be kept.
And secondly I farewelled my two beautiful oldest daughters back to school in town.
Yet another weekend at Bottle Tree dealing with kids, dogs, weaners and fences. A nervous time mustering for the canine team when the big fella's packing a weapon. Meant for the increasing number of wild dogs, not the domestic variety.
Everything's been frosted, many dams are near dry, cattle are being moved, drought preparations are already underway.