Cattle muster on Fossil Downs Station, c.1990

Roger GARWOOD, born 1945.


The Kimberley has a huge surplus of water during ‘the wet’, but rapidly becomes parched during ‘the dry’. At this time the drovers muster the cattle gently and quietly—without shouting, whips or any aggressive coercion. This reduces stress in cattle and produces better beef which commands a higher price.


Fossil Downs Station, the Kimberley, Western Australia.



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