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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.
Spring has sprung, time to smell the flowers!! Only three months of this strange year left to run, but I doubt hanging up the new calendar in January is going to change a great deal, as some seem to think. Hopefully La Nina will arrive to cheer us up as well, it would be wonderful to get the groundwater resources well and truly topped up and all the dams filled again. We will hear a loud, collective sigh from regional councillors when that happens! Carting water to large towns isn’t a viable option. Read more…Go to archive