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The stud is situated about 40 km south of Toowoomba near the historic village of Nobby, famous for Rudd’s Pub; here Australian writer Arthur Hoey Davis, better known as ‘Steele Rudd’, wrote some of his well known Dad and Dave stories. The old house where he lived is just down the road from Karmala.
Established at Lake Bolac in the Victorian Western District, the move to the Downs was made in 2001 when Jan ‘retired’ from farming. This move necessitated an adjustment in breeding emphasis to suit the Queensland market’s demand for dogs that can work cattle as well as sheep.
All the Karmala sires I am using have tested clear for CA. Top row, Brock, Landy, Wills.
There’s a lengthy CA discussion in the May post.
Foundation dogs were chosen from lines of clever mustering dogs and sires are generally chosen from dogs performing well in testing conditions. This is very important, as there is insufficient work on a small property to fully assess dogs.
Huge rains forecast for next week so I’d better get on with this in case I get washed away! Harvest has started, so not sure how the news will be received…IF it’s right. Crops similar to these are still a way off being ready.
The top one is opposite my place and was watered once about a month ago. The others not. We have had patchy storm rains over the last few weeks. Read more…Go to archive