Robert Johnstone is the owner and operator of Bovine Reproduction Services, a private business based in Central Queensland and servicing Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The following story is his personal account of his passion for the beef industry and the many benefits pregnancy testing and spaying of female cattle contributes to the reproductive performance of the northern beef herd.
Host: Robert Johnstone Within the first eight months of our marriage, I spent six of those on the other side of the country. Yep, some might say my wife is extremely patient! One particular wise man told me I had ‘worked out this marriage thing pretty early on in the piece’. To be able to […]
Host: Robert Johnstone The ordinary, everyday experiences that come with working in remote areas of Australia, and the privilege to explore the beautiful landscape is all part of the ‘perks’ that come with the job. Ensuring that “work life balance” is maintained can sometimes seem impossible during the full swing of the mustering season. Nevertheless, when […]
Host: Robert Johnstone Many crush side conversations with ringers have entailed a deep discussion about what exactly I do when my arm is inside the rear end of a cow spaying or pregnancy testing. Generally, the questions or observations that are made include something along the lines of, ‘what you just put your hand in, roll […]
Host: Robert Johnstone If my Dad had it his way, I would be one of a ‘football team of boys’ to help him with the everyday running of our Central Queensland cattle properties. Luckily for Mum, she won the fight, and I am one of three boys who grew up living and loving the country life […]