The rural wrap-up: From raising rural voices to top working dogs

Each week we aim to bring you the latest rural stories that have been making news across western NSW.

There has been a fair amount happening in the region this week including the Mamamia Podcast supporting drought affected farmers, to a Boorowa local and his best friend Fly as well as a paddock to plate event.

Below are some of the stories making headlines this week. 

Mamamia Out Loud podcast aims to help farmers in drought:

Girl power: Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright and Jessie Stephens. Photo: Supplied

Girl power: Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright and Jessie Stephens. Photo: Supplied

Mamamia Out Loud Podcast will take its live shows to Dubbo and Tamworth later this year to raise money for rural charity Drought Angels.

Boorowa's Oliver and Fly are ready for Cobber Challenge:

Good luck: Boorowa’s Oliver Adlington and his dog Fly. Photo: Supplied.

Good luck: Boorowa’s Oliver Adlington and his dog Fly. Photo: Supplied.

Boorowa’s Oliver Adlington and his dog Fly are competing in the 2018 Cobber Challenge, which will see them vie for the trophy and bragging rights of Australia’s top working dog.

Central west producers pitch their businesses:

Feast for producers: Judges David Duffy, Paul Schenk and Rosie Turnbull with Fiona and Bill Aveyard, Outback Lamb, Tullamore. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Feast for producers: Judges David Duffy, Paul Schenk and Rosie Turnbull with Fiona and Bill Aveyard, Outback Lamb, Tullamore. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Producers from Dubbo, Tullamore, Wellington, Mudgee, Narromine and beyond took part in the 2018 Regional Platters event.

Drought doesn’t stop Merino studs from flocking to Field Day:

Field Day success: Event organiser Stuart McBurnie, Weealla Merino stud, Gilgandra and Andrew Dennis, wool consultant. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Field Day success: Event organiser Stuart McBurnie, Weealla Merino stud, Gilgandra and Andrew Dennis, wool consultant. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

More than 100 people from across western NSW flocked to the Dubbo TAFE campus last Friday for the annual Midstate Merino Field Day.

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