Location: Was the Gascoyne WA, now Badgingarra WA.
I think we got everyone in it.
Hi! I better start this hosting gig with some introductions and explain why I’ve jumped on the Central Station bandwagon.
I volunteered to be a host for Central Station because I love being part of the Ag industry and have found that social media is a great modern tool to explain, promote and encourage involvement in what we do and why we do it. The Ag industry is so dynamic and there are so many different ways of farming, each interesting in their own right. Central Station offers a great platform for sharing our own stories.
First up there’s me – aka Court, and I like to think I’m the boss of this operation but that’s debatable! First dog on the left is Pippy, she’s the newest and youngest member of the team, then Dan, Max and Meg. We will learn more about these dogs as individuals as we go along.
I suppose I better give George a quick plug as most of this farming business wouldn’t be possible without him. He’s the main man of the whole operation and is thriving in this farming game. He has Bindi and Red as the offsiders on his team.
Bindi with George in background closing a gate.
George is from New Zealand but has been in Australia for about 8 years or so. We met in Geraldton a while back but that’s a whole other, unromantic story!
Walking cows and calves back out after weaning the biggest calves
I grew up on Yinnetharra and Mt Phillip Station in the Gascoyne, and together they are run as one property. A few years back my family purchased Doorawarrah Station as well.
George and I left the family fold in May 2013 last year and we have been managing a beef cattle farm on 7000 acres south of Geraldton ever since. Our boss has recently leased another 3000 acres which gives us 10 000 acres of land to manage.
I look forward to hosting for you all this week and hopefully I can keep you interested!
Host: Killili Working Kelpies Written by: Courtney Robinson – Owner, Killili Working Kelpies. With Buddy, Anna, and Pippy. Doing a training session with Meg. Beautiful educated cattle on my sister and brother in laws block. A true pleasure to handle, and work with. Too tired to care if Spooky has enough room . . . […]
Host: Killili Working Kelpies Written by: Courtney Robinson – Owner, Killili Working Kelpies. “Why do you have so many dogs?”. I should be used to this question by now, but I still grit my teeth a little every time I get asked. Usually because the person asking the question isn’t actually interested in the answer; […]
Host: Killili Working Kelpies Written by: Courtney Robinson – Owner, Killili Working Kelpies. I was fortunate enough to do a couple of road trips last year, and a big one this year. The first trip was with a mate called Wendy – we loaded our hounds and blasted our way to a property called Anthony’s […]
Host: Killili Working Kelpies Written by: Courtney Robinson – Owner, Killili Working Kelpies. Has it really been a year since I first hosted for Central Station?! Of course a lot has happened since then: a 7 week road trip throughout Aus with my best mate, Teesh and our combined 21 dogs, and, more outside […]
Host: Killili Working Kelpies Written by: Courtney Robinson – Owner, Killili Working Kelpies. Now that the dogs are more experienced, we usually work on the tail with them. Or we go out on the point of the wing and let them work the tail by themselves They are good enough now to figure out where […]