...rides off into the sunset - Lismore Northern Star
'Ninety-six-year-old Jack Axford yesterday farewelled four good mates and a way of life.
One of Australia’s last old-time bullockies, Jack sold his final four working bullocks at Casino’s weekly cattle sale.
He has had the four Dexter cross bullocks since they were little more than calves, and admitted yesterday that saying good-bye was tough.
"Of course I’m sad," Jack said as he gently patted the lead bullock on the back.
"They were my mates."
Jack, a self-confessed larrikin, left school when he was just 13 and bought his first bullock team at 17.
"I always wanted to be a bullocky, it was all I ever wanted to do," he said.'