The Sheep for the Trans Tasman Trial at Bungendore are supplied by Paul Darmody. He also supplies the sheep for our training days.
They are always in very good condition and are familiar with being worked by dogs, this makes for excellent competition as the sheep are more relaxed. The sheep are trucked in each morning and returned to their paddock each evening with plenty of feed and water. At Bungendore we are proud of striving to provide a high standard of animal welfare and well prepared sheep are a big part of this. The sheep are the reason trialling exists, in the days before motor and quad bikes there was only a shepherd and their well trained dog to manage sheep in all terrains and situations on farms. Trialling maintains that heritage and the breeding and skills needed by both shepherd and dog.
Our Sheepdog club is for working sheepdog breeds and hold regular training days to assist people with training their dogs. We also organise and run the Trans Tasman Trial at Bungendore.