Host: Glenflorrie Station
Managers/Owners: Peter, Susan, Murray & Aticia Grey – Glenflorrie Brahmans
Region: South West Pilbara, WA
Nearest town for shopping, doctors etc: Main shopping towns are Carnarvon or Karratha (5 hours away), closest town is Onslow (2 ½ hours away)
Nearest Roadhouse: Nanutarra
Number of cattle: approx. 4,000
Number of staff: Up to 4, does vary depending on the time of year
Size of station: 197,000 hectares
How often and how the mail is delivered: Once a week via mail truck from Carnarvon
How often and how the stores shopping is done: We do a main stores run from Perth, buying flour, rice, milk powder etc., in bulk. We top up with fresh stores via the mail run & visitors/stock truck/anyone else passing through every few weeks.
Fateful words…”anything you need us to grab?”
How far off the bitumen you are: 88 kms
Facebook: Miss Grey Photography
Located near Parabardoo, Glenflorrie Station is owned & run by the Grey family (Peter, Susan, Murray, Adele & Aticia), running 2,500 of mostly Brahman breeders on 475,000 acres of rocky hills & spinifex flats with some washes with buffel grass scattered through.
Our mustering season stretches from May through to late September, with our crew being made up of 2 – 3 employees and family & friends who come up throughout the year to help out. With only two sets of permanent yards on the property, carting panels & setting up portable yards for each muster stretches our season out so we only get one lap done. Horses, motorbikes, bull buggies, choppers & working dogs are all part of our mustering ensemble.
Host: Glenforrie Station Written by Margareta Osborn – Author, Glenforrie Station. Most people I know, when given the gift of four months long service leave, would pack a caravan and tour around Australia or at least head to the glorious beaches of sunny Queensland. Not this family. We chose to go work a mustering season […]
Host: Glenforrie Station Written by Aticia Grey – Manager, Glenforrie Station. Catch up on part 1 of our trip here. Beef Week. Well, the name pretty well sums it up, it was a great week that was kicked off with a dog auction at the Great Western. Not a kelpie to be seen but the […]
Host: Glenforrie Station Written by Aticia Grey – Manager, Glenforrie Station. Courtney touched on our road trip earlier in the year in her blog but I wanted to expand on a few of my favourite highlights. Being two young women on the road in a cruiser ute with a trailer load of dogs (only 20 […]
Host: Glenforrie Station Written by Aticia Grey – Manager, Glenforrie Brahmans. Catch up on part one here Lesson No 3. Handle livestock with parallel lines and understand the impact your feet and eyes have on the movement of livestock. Now this one is taking me quite a bit to get used to. We naturally want to […]
Host: Glenforrie Station Written by Aticia Grey – Manager, Glenforrie Brahmans. Last year I wrote a piece for the Downunder Magazine about how I got started with my team of Kelpies by attending one of Neil McDonald’s Advanced Livestock and Working Dog Schools. Well, this year I was fortunate enough to attend another three, one of […]