A cattleman almost lost his trusty companions who risked it all when rescuing dozens of stranded cattle in the NSW Mid North Coast floods.
- Hundreds of cattle stranded in floodwater were saved by a farmer and his two pet dogs near Kempsey
- The dogs were almost swept away during the heroic rescue
- Farmer Troy Irwin believes the rescue could of been avoided if he had more warning before his property was inundated
With his dogs swimming beside him, Troy Irwin led the cattle through more than a kilometre of floodwater to safety when the waters rose on March 18.
“The water was just below my knees on the horse,” Mr Irwin said.
“We travelled over a kilometre a half and saw them [the cattle] on an…