THE CATTLE AT MUSTER TIME ON A STATION NEAR ADAVALE

Mustering time - Cattle are yarded to enable non-station and unbranded  beasts to be separated.

Kept close together, they are easily identified by either brand or ear tag.

A number of yards are separated by gates to allow movement of beasts from one area to another.


Dangerous work and four hands work the gates as a team to sort the mob.


Simple plastic conduit pipe is used to guide beasts in the right direction.

These ladies could charge if upset and they can pack a punch.

Birthing is common - this mother gave birth during the night and is very protective of her calf.

The calf sleeps peacefully in the yard with the mother.