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Vale W450

21 January, 2020

Ardcairnie’s oldest cow – and our pet – W450 – died last month.  She was a bit arthritic but doggedly followed the mob. Born out of our usual calving time in late 2000, and from a dam we couldn’t find, Jim became her dam!  He gave her a degree of affection to compensate for her…

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Water supplies

8 January, 2020

About 15 years ago, the neighbours to the north of us installed a couple of drains which emptied on to our place then made their way a short distance down slope to the creek. Those drains ran water all year, so in August 2019, Jim had a taste of the water. Seemed OK so a…

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2019 in review

5 January, 2020

The challenging year that was 2018 continued through into 2019. An early start to rain came in March with an inch, then nearly an inch in April and half an inch in May. June with a bit over two inches, July with an inch and a half and August with a bit over two helped…

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Looking ahead to Tuesday 4th February 2020

4 December, 2019

Ardcairnie bulls are out through rigorous tests to ensure what we keep and what we offer for purchase at our Annual Bull Sale. There are jobs that still have been and will be done before the final selection.  Checking for any changes to the Genetic Condition Status continues, the 600 day weights and scans have…

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This challenging year

30 November, 2019

2019 has been (and is being!) a challenging year mainly due to lack of and timing of rainfalls.  We have secured pellets and hay to see us through to the 2020 break of season.  Our aim with our grazing management is to always leave some cover on the ground when each mob moves on to…

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2020 Bull Sale

25 November, 2019

Bull Sales 2020 Bull Sale The forecast heatwave was tempered by a cool wind. If you were here, thank you for attending – we enjoy catching up with lots of our friends on sale day – even if it is briefly! For us as vendors, the support you give us by attending is appreciated. To…

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Information on the world wide web

20 November, 2019

There’s such a lot of information available on the world wide web – overwhelming at times but there are some gems. Google ‘A Convenient Untruth’ and you will find an article published in “The Land”, an occasional magazine about land rights, Issue 24.  While you can read it on-line, you can also print off a…

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An Angus Cookery Book

10 October, 2019

In 1997, the World Angus Forum was held in Australia and a bunch of breeders across the country put together a recipe book to commemorate that event.  A former President of the Angus Society, John Young from Narrogin, suggested it would be a great idea to re-print that Cookery Book to help the celebrations of…

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2019 – Centenary of the Angus Society of Australia!

30 September, 2019

Special events have been held over the country to celebrate this milestone.  Angus was the Feature Breed at several shows including the Perth Royal.  The WA special event was held in Gingin on “Black Friday” 13th September with cattle in the yards, several excellent speakers and a great lunch. Past P{resident John Young from Narrogin…

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How We Do What We Do

16 September, 2019

An inquiry by email about how we do what we do resulted in Jim putting pen to paper:  We regard ourselves as grass farmers; we try to follow the principles of Holistic Management and have found their planned grazing principles probably the most powerful tool we have experienced in our farming life. We use beef cattle…

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Jim & Pam McGregor

P: +61 8 98 310 401

M: +61 417 942 326

E: maybenup@bigpond.com

 

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Our stud is located on Maybenup at 22327 Albany Highway just south of the town of Kojonup in the Great Southern of Western Australia, approximately 240kms south of Perth.

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