Location: Hodgson River Station, NT
Website: Cattle Producer
Hello Central station readers,
I’m located in the NT with my husband and 2 children. We operate a small cattle property in the Roper Gulf breeding Droughtmasters. Our main turnoff is to the live cattle export trade, particularly Indonesia but also the countries that take heavier cattle like Egypt and the Philippines.
In the articles I write for ‘Central station’ I am hoping to take you mustering with us from when we start to get things ready and then through the actual mustering and yard work process.
We use 4 wheeler bikes and hire a chopper, our country is very rugged hopefully the cattle well behaved and the weather at the moment is truly beautiful. So please join me as we go mustering, bring the cattle in and sort them out.
Host: Hodgson River Station I’m trying to focus on ‘change’ this week and have twisted the arm of my father in law (Pop) who has an incredible memory for detail, he used to drill for water in his younger days. Well digging. Is in its very basic form well sinking is literally digging a hole […]
Host: Hodgson River Station This week I was trying to look at different aspects of ‘change’ in the northern beef industry. Today I’m using some old photos from my husband’s family to consider some points of how things have changed from the early 1900’s and through that century to now. Bloomfield’s and their horses The […]
Host: Hodgson River Station Like most properties we’ve never been able to warrant the expense of paying for new and shiny trucks, because the money could be spent looking after our cattle, so we’ve tended to make do with what we had or bought second hand ones If you don’t like a few swear words […]
Host: Hodgson River Station Written by: Jo Bloomfield – Owner, Hodgson River Station. In the early 1990’s a Pastoral land care group in Alice Springs, solely as an initiative of the producers developed a system of land monitoring. This is taking a photograph and recordings of a set site after a rain event or at […]
Host: Hodgson River Station Written by: Jo Bloomfield – Owner, Hodgson River Station. Water buffalo. This breed of buffalo is the swamp variety that pretty much invaded through population explosion in North Australia. Largely uncontrolled until the BTEC (Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign) program in the 1980’s. They were imported to provide food to remote […]