INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Dalby Regional Saleyard worker Jenelle 'Nellie' Sutton. Picture: Sam Turner
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Dalby Regional Saleyard worker Jenelle 'Nellie' Sutton. Picture: Sam Turner

WOMEN’S DAY: Celebrating Dalby’s hardest working musterer

Longtime musterer and saleyard worker Jenelle Sutton has been a stalwart of Dalby’s livestock community for decades.

Commonly known as ‘Nellie’, she has worked tirelessly at the Dalby Regional Saleyards for more than 15 years, assisting in the sale of horses and cattle for as long as she can remember.

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“I started there when my son went to uni, and I take the horses in every Wednesday, as well as running cattle up the laneway,” Mrs Sutton said.

“I’ve been there ever since, so I don’t think I’ve missed too many Wednesdays, except when I smashed my arm.”

Mrs Sutton tends to her property as well as her work with the saleyards, while also engaging in contract mustering for farms across the Western Downs.

Even among all of the hard work, she enjoys her career in livestock, saying it’s her “day out”.

“I enjoy the people, and it is hard work, but it’s exciting at times when you have a bull chasing you and knocking you over, or people getting skittled around you,” she said.

“It’s pretty full on, but it’s good.”

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