Have had a fantastic day at the cattle handlers camp 😀
The following ribbons were won by the Collins Family using the Nixon Family Miniature Herefords
Seb – fourth intermediate parade
Harriet -reserve champion junior judge , second junior judge, third junior parade
Monte- fourth junior parade
Richard – third senior judge, third senior parade
The miniature Hereford girl’s road trip started in Tasmania, leaving Boomer Creek Miniature Herefords for a road trip and sea trip to Victoria, after a short stay there, they were loaded onto a horse transport to travel to central NSW via various horse farms, where everyone fell in love with them and wanted to keep them! Their horse transport had a breakdown, that took a few days to fix, so they spent a weekend at Australian Miniature Herefords while their new owners were at a cattle handlers camp (a future post 😉 )
It has been wonderful to see mini’s heading up the highway to break into new markets in other states. David, near Byron Bay, has taken delivery of some very pretty heifers, and a little steer to help with the lawn. Tony and Margaret, from near Picton, have increased their cattle numbers by 4 Boomer Creek girls, who were holidaying in South Gippsland for the summer. Drought made feed rare and expensive for Tasmanian breeders Colin and Joy Walters (Boomer Creek Miniature Herefords) and Winswood Miniature Herefords were able to take in a truck load of beautifully bred heifers, cows and calves. It’s these quality animals who have headed for the northern states.
And just last week, Nathan and Mel and family, from Wagga Wagga, picked up 3 girls from us here at Winswood Stud as foundation stock for their new stud Carrington Miniature Herefords. Watch this space as these 3 new studs are going to be doing some really great things in the future.