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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Five times as much love

Five times as much love

West highland white terriers Locky and Bridie are the smallest and oldest dogs at the Phillips’ sheep farm in Tallygaroopna, but they aren’t afraid to jump into the yards.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tally's just a six-year-old pup

Tally's just a six-year-old pup
By Sharon Wright

Boisterous black Labrador, Tally, was born into a litter of nine pups to a golden Labrador mother and a chocolate Labrador father.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Don't forget to pack the dog

Don't forget to pack the dog
By Geoff Adams

Never leave home without him.....

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Perfect partners

Perfect partners

The kids have left home but busy dairy farmers David and Christine Poort from Katandra are not short of company, with two dogs and a cat that are great mates and regularly help to put a smile on their owners’ faces. Christine takes up the story.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Discount finds collie a family home

Discount finds collie a family home
By Cathy Walker

Biodynamic dairy farmer Mark Peterson from Nathalia wasn’t convinced when his three children were badgering him to buy a pup they’d seen advertised at nearby Katunga, but a price drop helped to wear him down. The new arrival was named after a cartoon character, in a break from the family tradition of naming all the dogs after beer brands.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dogs and sheep are right mix

Dogs and sheep are right mix
By Laura Griffiths

Nick James, who farms in Nathalia and Kaarimba, enjoyed working with sheep on other people’s farms, so a few years ago he added sheep to his cropping enterprise. About a year ago, as his flock was growing, a couple he knew Leigh and Jane Waser of Bearii, some other farmers were getting out of sheep and gave him ‘‘a couple of good dogs’’.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Border Collie apprentices

The Border Collie apprentices
By Cathy Walker

When former Melbourne-based consultant Gerry Ginnivan retired, he and his wife Louise decided to build a new home and spend more time on their property Narrawa at Ruffy.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

One ship, one captain

One ship, one captain
By Cathy Walker

Costerfield wool producer John (Jack) Harris knows his way around a mob of sheep, and has had plenty of good sheepdogs in his time.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Spoilt clan on this livestock farm

Spoilt clan on this livestock farm
By Laura Griffin

Zeerust farmer Rex Frecklington stopped milking cows in 2008. Sons Luke and Jake had left and wife Elaine works as a nurse. He now has about 80 cows and calves and 100 steers. He has a few (about 40) sheep and a ‘‘clan’’ of dogs that were rescued or gifts from family and friend.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Spot the Wonder Dog

Spot the Wonder Dog
By Cathy Walker

Not all farm dogs have to chase sheep of cattle to be good workers.

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Nathalia Secondary College principal John Sciacca will speak at Cool Heads tomorrow night about the night he came across the crash that killed Year 10 student Jess Hearn.

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