Last Updated: 5 October 2016
**Illabo trial on 8 October cancelled due to wet weather**
**December newsletter deadline is 20 November**
Make sure you get those trial results in so we can have an up-to-date Pointscore AND entry forms for your trials in early 2017 so we can promote them in plenty of time.
**Morongla trial cancelled due to wet weather**
**September newsletter posted out last week, but AGM Minutes not included**
29/9/16 - Thanks to those members who let us know that the AGM Minutes were not included in their September newsletter which was posted out last week. There has been a stuff up sorry. The AGM Minutes will now be included in the December edition.
**Barellan trial (and Working Clydesdales) on 1 October cancelled due to wet weather**
**Delungra trial on 24-25 September cancelled due to wet weather**
**Molong trial cancelled due to wet weather**
**Ariah Park trial cancelled due to wet weather**
**Narromine trial rescheduled to 15 October**
Please see EVENTS page for more details.
**Manildra trial cancelled**
**Barellan trial postponed to 1 October 2016**
Due to wet weather, the Barellan trial has been postponed from Saturday 27 August to Saturday 1 October. So, still time to enter if you haven't already.
**ABC Rural covers Australian Championship at West Wyalong**
Top working dogs compete for Australian title at West Wyalong | Peta Doherty | ABC Rural | 120816 ... read the full article
**News from the AGM**
Thanks to all those who made the journey to attend the AGM. Minutes are still being finalised and will be sent out with the September newsletter. In the meantime, we are starting to update this website with a few changes, such as:
New office bearers - see below
New committee members - see below
New post office box - PO Box 181, Walcha NSW 2354
New email address - email@example.com
Other updates will be made over the next few weeks.
**Change of trial dates**
Please let the Secretary know as soon as possible so we can keep the website up to date and save time on administration work. If the reason is that there is no one to do all the hard work to organise it - maybe think about putting a call for help up here on the website.
**What influences the success of Australian livestock working dogs?**
The University of Sydney has published the results of its research into Australian farm dogs, which was started a few years ago. In total, the research collected data on over 4,000 dogs from over 800 working dog owners around Australia including a number of NSWYDA members. Find out more on the What we're talking about page.
**Do Junior handlers have to be members?**
We received this question from a trial organiser recently and thought it would be worthwhile to share with everyone. The answer is: Yes. If it is a trial affiliated with NSW Yard Dogs then ALL competitors must be financial, whether it is a yearly membership or a day membership. This is important for insurance purposes.
Office Bearers 2016-17
Committee Members 2016-17
Honorary Life Members
New South Wales Yard Dog Association Inc.