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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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Farm pets are best friends too

Farm pets are best friends too
By Geoff Adams

fLife is not all production figures and budgets on a dairy farm. You need someone to take care of the social and entertainment sides so you can keep your sense of humour when milk prices plummet or rain ruins the hay.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A cat that thinks it's a dog

A cat that thinks it's a dog
By Laura Griffin

Girgarre East farmer Bill Purcell has had plenty of good dogs in his time, but reckons there is no reason a man’s best friend can’t be a cat.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Whether they win, the dogs come first

Whether they win, the dogs come first
By Cathy Walker

Euroa’s John ‘Docker’ Donaldson has been training greyhounds for 53 years and it’s as much a way of life as a job.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dogs sometimes help around the farm, but always entertain

Dogs sometimes help around the farm, but always entertain
By Laura Griffin

Strathmerton dairy farmers Emily Brown and Stephen Fisicaro describe their dogs as larrikins.

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