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MILBURN WORKING KELPIE STUD

Michael Johnston


GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE STUD

The Milburn Stud is located at Woodstock near Cowra in western NSW. The property carries 6,000 sheep and 200 cattle. It is approx. 3500 acres. It has lovely rolling hills but all excellent grazing land. The Kelpies get plenty of work.

Under the Milburn breeding the Kelpies being produced have been making a good name for themselves and are always in demand. The Stud produces about fifty pups a year and also sells a number of started Kelpies and occasionly a fully broken in dog. A professional approach is taken to the breeding as well as the training. We have secure kennels and offer outside bitches to be mated to our sires. Currently we have Milburn Basil, Bonorong Rex and Bilbul Mac standing at stud. The price for these services is $500. All bitches must be vaccinated and be of good quality working lines.

 THE ENTRANCE TO THE MILBURN STUD

The type of Kelpie the Stud is endeavouring to breed is a dog with good natural ability and brains as well as having the right type of confirmation to travel across tough country well. Stamina is important as is a good temperament. We also prefer early starting dogs.

 

The Stud has had some outstanding success in the popular Yard Sheepdog Trials. Because of this the Milburn Kelpies became well known in most States of Australia as well as overseas. We have recently sent a number of Kelpies overseas and in fact we have been working in closely with a sheep contracting business based in Holland The man involved has bought four Kelpies from us at an average price of $2500 for the adults. He has also bought two pups and is going to use them in a breeding program. He is extremely pleased with the versatility of these dogs and we are now working on a Kelpie training video at his suggestion.

Bonorong Rex -Photo: S. Bilsdon
SOME TRIAL RESULTS OF MILBURN KELPIES

EXCLUDING THE MAJOR KELPIES INCLUDED IN THEIR OWN SECTIONS ON THIS WEB PAGE

1991

1st

Sterling

Michael Johnston

Novice

Rydal Show Yard Trial

155

1991

2nd

Sterling

Michael Johnston

Improver

Rydal Show Yard Trial

155

1991

5th

Sterling

Michael Johnston

Improver

Monaro Yard Championship

81/43

1991

4th

Sterling

Michael Johnston

Improver

NSW State Championship

59/89

1994

2nd

Bruce

Michael Johnston

Open

Central West Champ. Boorowa

94/87

1994

5th

Bruce

Michael Johnston

Open

NSW Yard Championship Bathurst

72/71

1994

4th

Nicky

Michael Johnston

Novice

Canowindra Yard Trial

91/69

1994

3rd

Roy

Michael Johnston

Novice

Woodstock Yard Trial

79/88

1994

1st

Roy

Michael Johnston

Novice

Canowindra Yard Trial

95/93

1995

4th

Bruce

Michael Johnston

Open

Southern NSW Yard Championship

190

1995

3rd

Bruce

Michael Johnston

Open

Canberra Yard Trial

92/93

1995

2nd

Nicky

Michael Johnston

Novice

Canberra Yard Trial

79/90

1995

1st

Nicky

Michael Johnston

Improver

Canberra Yard Trial

97/92

1995

3rd

Roy

Michael Johnston

Novice

Southern NSW Yard Championship

185

1995

1st

Roy

Michael Johnston

Novice

Canberra Yard Trial

89/88

1995

4th

Roy

Michael Johnston

Improver

Canberra Yard Trial

87/88

1997

2nd

Billie

Michael Johnston

Novice

Young Yard Trial

89/96

1997

1st

Boangong Barney

Michael Johnston

Novice

Nyngan Yard Trial

91/84

1997

4th

Cotway Cobber

Michael Johnston

Novice

Nyngan Arena

70/52

1997

1st

Cotway Cobber

Michael Johnston

Encourage

Nyngan Arena Trial

70

1997

4th

Cotway Cobber

Michael Johnston

Open

West Wyalong Yard Trial

92/86

1997

1st

Cotway Cobber

Michael Johnston

Novice

Millamolong Utility

127. 5

1997

2nd

Cotway Cobber

Michael Johnston

Open

Young Yard Trial

92/86. 5

1998

2nd

Barney

Michael Johnston

Improver

Cowra Yard

79/87

1998

4th

Billie

Michael Johnston

Novice

Dubbo Show Yard Trial

173

1998

1st

Billie

Michael Johnston

Novice

Cootamundra Yard Trial

193

1998

4th

Billie

Michael Johnston

Open

Dubbo Show Yard Trial

173

1998

2nd

Billie

Michael Johnston

Novice

Southern NSW Yard Champ

175

1998

4th

Cobber

Michael Johnston

Open

Carcoar Yard Trial

191

1998

3rd

Cobber

Michael Johnston

Open

Dubbo Show Yard Trial

177

1998

3rd

Milburn Rocky

G. Kilpatrick

Novice

Collerreina Yard Trial

101

1998

2nd

Milburn Wally

S. Wilson

Novice

Nyngan Classic Yard

176

1998

2nd

Rocky

Michael Johnston

Novice

Cootamundra Yard Trial

187

1998

2nd

Rocky

Michael Johnston

Novice

Carcoar Yard Trial

177

Another excellent Milburn Kelpie used by another handler is Milburn Darkie

He is currently the NSW State Champion for 1999

1994

1st

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

Monaro Yard Champ - Crookwell

79/91

1995

3rd

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

Taralga Yard Trial

97/95

1997

4th

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

Henty Yard Championship

89/89/73

1997

1st

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

Elmore Yard Trials

193

1997

4th

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

Australian Yard Championship - Vic

94. 5/90

1997

1st

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

Windellama Yard Trial

100/97

1997

3rd

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

Crookwell Yard Trial

96/90

1997

3rd

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

Murrumbateman Yard Trial

177

1997

4th

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

Young Yard Trial

90/85. 5

1998

Finalist

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

Central West Champ. Cowra

95/58. 5

1999

1st

Milburn Darkie

Jim Luce

Open

NSW State Champion