I've recently improved the ABI selection in FreeBSD/mips. Now it is all handled via MACHINE_ARCH or TARGET_ARCH. mipsel and mipseb are the o32 32-bit versions. mips64eb and mips64el are for n64 64-bit versions.
I've knocked together a script for building an image for the Cavium Octeon eval boards that have CF that can boot using uboot from SDK 1.9.0 and 2.0.0 (and likely earlier versions, but I've not tested them). It creates two partitions: a FAT partition for the kernel and BSD partition for the rest of FreeBSD. It also takes care of building a big endian ufs system on a little endian system. You can find the script here. I've also create an image as well you can grab here. The script contains instructions for how to create the CF image.