San Jacinto border collie earns California Farm Bureau farm dog award

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SAN JACINTO – Crystal, a 3-year-old border collie that works on her family’s dairy in Riverside County, received the $1,000 grand prize in the second annual California Farm Bureau Farm Dog Contest. The award was announced during the 103rd California Farm Bureau annual meeting. Open to Farm Bureau members, with support from Nationwide, the contest asked entrants to submit photos and a brief story about their dog. Eric and Dana Boersma and their four young-adult children run the dairy in San Jacinto. Faced with a burdensome staffing shortage, they adopted Crystal to help them herd the cows. “Whenever she sees a cow, her ears perk up and she gets all excited, ready to go to work,” Eric Boersma said in his essay. “Crystal is always by our side when we are in the corrals or p
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