Australian Country

MOVEMENT AT THE STATION

It’s shearing time at Tuckokcowie station near Warooka on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, so the little shed on Richard and Lee-Anne Murdoch’s farm is buzzing with activity. The Merino flock, which is spread across the property’s home block and nearby holdings, is mustered and the sheep have their annual haircut before being returned to the paddocks. And the Murdochs are working dawn to dusk to see their sheep shorn and the wool classed, baled and shipped to market in Adelaide on the other

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

Related Interests

More from Australian Country

Australian Country5 min read
Country Creative
As Heather Cohen tells her story, she went to Tasmania to buy property and ended up with an 1885 cottage in her home town of Glen Innes in the NSW New England region. But then again, Heather has never been one to take the obvious route. “It was a lov
Australian Country2 min read
Editor's Letter
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. When the townsfolk of Brim, population 170-odd in the Wimmera-Mallee region of western Victoria, wanted to beautify the entrance to town in a bid to encourage passers-by to stop and take a look around, they hit on
Australian Country4 min read
Riding High
Bronte McShane may not have been born in the saddle, but she was still in nappies when her mother first introduced her to the delights of riding horseback. The 16-year-old year 11 student from Hobart’s Fahan School has grown up to become a passionate