Host: Raine Farrcombe
Location: Northern Territory
Farrcombe Contracting – ‘You Send Em’, We’ll Bend Em’’.
My husband (Potter) and I (Raine) and our crew specialise in contract mustering throughout the top end. We travel as far south as the SA border, north to Katherine and as far west as Kunnunurra. As you can imagine, this means our job never becomes boring.
Our crew ranges from 4-9 people depending on the jobs available. We specialise in mustering and weaner education. Our plant consists of a gooseneck , truck, camp van, 2 trailers, 4WD vehicles, bullcatcher, motorbikes, horses and 14 dogs!
As we come across many different people and various breeds of cattle, we must be very adaptable to what suits the job at hand. Cattle need to be read differently, as do certain people (owners/managers, staff). This adds a certain degree of difficulty but if it wasn’t challenging then it wouldn’t be worth doing. The appeal is travelling and meeting all these new people, seeing new places and learning new skills.
We believe that social skills are just as important, so when time permits we like to spend our time with people who share the same interests. Our social lives mainly consist of campdrafts and rodeos as both Potter and myself are avid campdraft enthusiasts. Many of our crew members often like to try their luck at the rodeo’s.
Our gypsy lifestyle may not be ideal to some, but its suits us just fine.
We are glad to be a part of Central Station this week and hope that you enjoy our story.
Host: Farrcombe Contracting Written by Raine Farrcombe. Occasionally, a station social function will call us in, any excuse is a good excuse. A month or so ago Lyle and Helen Kent pulled into Newcastle Waters Station on their annual visit (Lyle and Helen provide a travelling saddlery shop with everything one might need when working […]
Host: Farrcombe Contracting Written by Raine Farrcombe. As far as life in general goes, Potter and I are consistently planning on how to improve from here. Last year we joined the elite club of ‘cattle owners’ and purchased our first 60 head of cows. We found as soon as we took ownership of these animals […]
Host: Farrcombe Contracting Written by Raine Farrcombe. Our team consists of 8 people including Potter and myself. When recruiting we attempt to employ people with a variety of experience from first years to the more experienced. Please meet our crew this year. Some have returned from last year, while others are newbies to the Farrcombe […]
Host: Farrcombe Contracting Written by Raine Farrcombe. I apologise in advance for all the stories of our furry family members. We own 27 horses and 16 dogs and each and every day they give us laughter, tears and great pleasure. We simply cannot imagine life without our furry friends. Earlier this year Potter and I […]
Host: Farrcombe Contracting Written by Raine Farrcombe. This is our 3rd year hosting a blog on central station. Its been amazing to watch this website develop and grow and be a part of it. I do find this task challenging every year in an attempt to entertain readers and write something of equal quality to […]