‘Farmer Dave’ Graham of ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Australian Working Dog Rescue’ fame wants fellow farmers to speak up… or risk being fined… should proposed new breeder laws come into effect.
Speaking on ‘PetTalkradio.com’ – Australia’s only online pet & animal related program, the outspoken working-dog proponent has lashed out at bureaucrats who’ve come up with a suggested mandatory retirement age for siring for working dogs of 6 years.
I love this time of year, it used to be planting for me, when we begin sowing a dozen or so thousand acres into oats, barley and wheat...but now its just lambing time.
Its when half of our beautiful Hairy Damper sheep add to Australia's dwindling sheep flock with cute little bundles of puppy like lambs. Unlike tradtional Australian wool breeds our sheep only have hair like dogs and therefore will never need shearing, crutching or muelsing....and get to keep their tails.
So far our flock in Sydney which keeps the lawns of the Australian Canine Sports & Training Centre bowling green perfect and our sheep dogs well trained have had half a dozen lambs, mostly twins. But tonight whilst I'm in Queensland preparing for another Ministerial Meeting with the Health Minister, I'm hanging on the phone to hear how our grandest sheep 'Maureen' is going. To put it bluntly she is massive, as in small cow massive, and we even have a competition on facebook to see how many lambs she has in her bulging belly.
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