Sheep farmer and (currently injured) Goorambat footy player Tom Marriott didn’t have a great use for a dog until he took over the running of the family prime lamb-producing property Yarallah near Benalla from his sister Hannah two years ago. Now his kelpie more than pays her way, even if she didn’t quite work out as planned.
Leitchville farmer Elliot Fehring relies on meremmas to protect the free-range, organic chooks and on pets for companionship.
Rochester’s Des Church competes in working sheep dog trials with kelpies Viscan Blue Boy and Elshamar Ivy.
Training dogs is part of life for Glenaroua quarter horse breeder and former cutting rider Mark McMahon.
Dorper farmer David Jamieson got a sheep dog even before he began his sheep breeding venture at Strathbogie. They are learning the best way to work together by attending training clinics, but David’s partner Helen Peters has found food to be an equally successful obedience cue when it comes to the family’s two dogs.
Keagan Betts is starting a career in training working dogs and he’s only 11.
Some people hesitate to take on a ‘second-hand’ dog, but Wahring crop and Angus cattle farmer Phil Deane found a perfect match with his blue cattledog Penny. She’s a bit of a princess and has selective deafness — but as far as he’s concerned you can’t buy her kind of loyalty: where you find Phil there’s always one grey shadow in the background.
Axle, the Huntaway, has set the bar high on his Invergordon farm.
Farm dogs follow the action
Ian Betts has two faithful farm dogs who are sometimes under siege from two cats.
Mooroopna family flees house fire.
The winning form continued for the Mulwala seniors against Deniliquin at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Facility, part of Goulburn Valley Health, held its annual June Hospital Collection and Open Day on Sunday with a small crowd in attendance.
Murray and Campaspe shire have decided to withdraw membership from Committee for Echuca-Moama.
Rochester Motorsport Complex will host the third round of the Golden Power Series karting championships on the weekend.
Kyabram’s first tourism booklet is to be launched in late September.
Seymour College P-4 students delight in their new surroundings.
Berrigan and Jerilderie Shires will be in separate state electorates if boundary redistributions announced on Monday come in to effect.
Heathcote Health is finalising its service plan.
Barooga Sports Club chief executive officer Greg Ryan recently celebrated 30 years of service surrounded by friends, family and past and present staff.
Former AFL player Heath Black sent an inspiring message to Deniliquin youths last week.
Goulburn Valley fruit growers may face a battle against pests and diseases this season as growers hit by SPC Ardmona’s fruit cutbacks abandon their orchards or can’t find money to properly maintain them.
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