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post #1 of 41 Old 08-14-2012, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Mustering in Australia

This didn't really fit into any of the other categories so here we are!

I have a heap of photos I wanted to put up here so this will be my thread to show some photos and tell you guys what I'm doing.

I'm currently working for mustering season on a cattle station in the Pilbara in Western Australia. The station runs mostly shorthorn and Brahman cattle and is slowly moving over to drought masters. We muster during winter because it's dry and not too hot! Everything comes in, all the ****ty cattle and the fat steers and fat dry cows get sold, calves get marked, weaners get marked and weaned, and we buy in some new heifers and bulls.

We have finished al the outside musters of all the lesser quality cattle now and are having a little it of a break and just doing the inside paddocks with the nice, cooperative cattle!

Today we mustered a paddock on a mix of droughtmasters and shorthorns and a LOT of calves. We spent a few hours walking along on foot with the calves because they don't move too well off the buggies or horses.

Anyway into the photos! A lot of random ones here.

First some of me actually out mustering.









Riding the workhorses in the arena.





One of the mustering buggies - these get a real beating, including knocking over scrub bulls and rogue cows to be shot!



The landscape



Me in the purple and a friend being silly at the vet school



Some of the adorable calves



That will do for now, more to come!

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post #2 of 41 Old 08-14-2012, 06:40 AM
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That looks great!

How did you get involved in something like that?
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post #3 of 41 Old 08-14-2012, 07:09 AM
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Woop woop here we go! Please keep posting pics! Theyre awesome :_

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Awesome pics!!! Keep 'em coming :)

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Rogue cows to be shot? By shot do you mean tranquilised, or...? I guess I just don't understand, sorry. D: Aren't you rounding them up? So why would you shoot them? O_o I know a scrub bull is feral/wild, but what is meant by rogue cow in this context if you're shooting them? Sorry, I don't know anything about this sort of thing. :P
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Thank you for the pictures. I'll gladly look at more......
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Awesome shots! More please!!

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Basically if a cow keeps breaking out of the mob and having a go t the horses or motorbike, and it looks like we won't get her to the yards then the boss knocks her over and shoots her. If he leaves them they are just more wild next year and they take more with them each year. We found one rogue cow this year who got away a few years in a row and she was charging the chopper and nearly tipped a horse over running into it! Same with scrub bulls except they are worse to let go as they multiply!!

My good deed is done for the day, found a little calf that got left behind yesterday so I caught him and tied him up and brought him up to the yards. Another one nearby had already been taken by dingoes.
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But he wasn't very appreciative, and peed on my jacket as a thankyou lol.


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Love the pics!

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