About D & M Rural - Your Local CRT Bloke in Bordertown

After having worked together for numerous years in the rural agribusiness industry, Mark Dolling and Glen Mead had decided that they would take an opportunity to work for themselves if it ever arose.  That opportunity came in late 2007 and hence, D & M Rural was born.  They secured the perfect premises for the new store at 10 Dukes Highway, Bordertown (previously a transport depot) and the store opened in March of 2008.

Kim & Glen Mead and Mark & Michelle Dolling, Directors of D & M Rural.

Kim & Glen Mead and Mark & Michelle Dolling, Directors of D & M Rural

Between all staff members at D & M Rural we have in excess of 90 years’ experience in the rural agribusiness industry.  This amount of experience ensures we are able to offer expert and in depth knowledge about the products we sell and specialised recommendations on which products will work best for our clients’ requirements.

You will find a massive range of products at D & M Rural.  The usual items a farmer might require (from your small items like pipe fittings through to your large items like storage silos) however you’ll also find a large range of items that a townie might need too (from vegetable peelers to kitty litter, laundry powder to Kincrome tools, shopping baskets to fire extinguishers, pet food to swags and BBQs).

We aim to provide you the best possible service with competitive prices, so have a browse through our product lists or if there’s something in particular that you are looking for and you’re unsure if we have it, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 08 8752 0099.

Locals Supporting Locals (and Beyond)

All our staff members are locals therefore we understand the importance of supporting the local community.  Every year we donate products and monetary gifts to numerous events, sporting clubs and charities.  To name just a few:

  • Cancer Council
  • Variety Bash
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Charla Lodge Aged Care
  • Mundulla Show and Moot Yang Gunya Festival
  • Mundulla Football and Netball Clubs
  • Mundulla Hockey Club
  • Mundulla Cricket Club
  • Willalooka Hockey Club
  • Bordertown Racing Club
  • Bordertown Football Club
  • Bordertown Golf Club
  • Bordertown Lions Club
  • Bordertown Rotary Club
  • Western Flat Fireworks
  • Local Schools and Kindergarten
  • Tatiara Yard Dog Competition
  • Telopea Downs Progress Association
  • Mundulla Hogget Competition
D & M Rural proudly sponsor the Mundulla Football Club

The Team

Mark Dolling

Director & Merchandise Manager
Mark is one of the two Directors of D & M Rural and is our Merchandise Manager. He grew up and started his rural agri-business career at Ceduna and now has over 40 years experience in the industry. Mark runs a pretty tight ship which you’ll notice if you visit the store as it’s always kept in tiptop shape. Mark’s many years in the industry means he knows what products the clients’ need on a regular basis and is more than happy to order anything in that a client needs if we don’t have it in store.
Mark lives in Bordertown with his beautiful family (a wife and 3 kids) and spends his down time doing what any great Dad and hubby does – supporting and ferrying around his family to their various interests (family events, cricket, footy, tennis, netball).

Glen Mead

Director & Agronomist
Glen is also a Director of D & M Rural and is our senior, qualified Agronomist. He grew up on the farm and with the interest in agriculture however without the opportunity to go back onto the land, he started in the rural agri-business sector when he left school and now has over 20 years experience in the industry. Glen has an Advanced Diploma of Agriculture and an Advanced Diploma of Applied Science. He enjoys the ever challenging role in Agronomy and being able to assist growers in receiving the best possible outcome from each season.

Glen also lives in Bordertown with his family (wife and 2 daughters) and spends his time away from work at home with his family or on anything with a motor – racing go-carts, trail riding on his motorbike or doing jobs on his tractor & mower.

Natalie Klitscher

General Accounting, Admin & OHS Officer
Natalie is D & M Rural’s General Accounting, Admin & OH&S Officer. She has been with D & M Rural since it’s beginning and has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. Nat started her working career in her home town of Coonalpyn at Dalgety Bennett Farmers and worked in the Riverland and Eyre Peninsula before returning to the Upper South East. Although Nat’s main role is in admin, her years of experience and training in Animal Health allows her to offer a high level of advice on products to our clients.

Outside of work Nat is a member of the Rotary Club, a member of the Bordertown A’Capella Singers, an on-air presenter and football broadcast "techie" for local community radio station 5tcb, and a member of the Bordertown Lutheran Church where she is in the band and co-ordinates the weekly powerpoint presentations.

Barry Butler

Fertilizer/Merchandise Sales
Barry is D & M Rural’s Fertilizer Manager however also works in Merchandise Sales when needed. Barry was born and raised in Bordertown and has been in the industry since 2007 and joined the D & M team in 2009. Bazz enjoys working with the farmers, especially when he’s able to recommend new or improved products which will then offer the farmer a greater return on their crops.

Time away from D & M Rural for Bazz means time for Dirt carts, water skiing, basketball and hockey. Barry likes spending time with friends, he loves helping out when one of them is in need and he’s an invaluable member to our local community as he is currently an active member of the Bordertown CFS.

Josh Modra

Josh is a qualified Agronomist and has a special interest in animal nutrition. Josh came to D & M Rural fresh out of high school in February 2010 however having grown up on the farm, Josh took the opportunity to work at D & M Rural as it allowed him to work full time while studying to become an agronomist and continue working on the farm in his spare time.  Josh enjoys the diversity of his role and is driven by the satisfaction he gets when working closely with the farmers to assist them in achieving the best results possible for their crops.

Outside of D & M Rural Josh is a busy man. He spends his time back on the farm seeding, mowing, baling and is also involved with Limek, a Limousin cattle stud which involves working with and breaking in the cattle, showing the cattle at various events and selling the Limousin bulls. When he gets a break from all of that, he enjoys the odd spot of fishing.

Maddy Sellers

Maddy joined the D & M Rural team in March 2018. Maddy is learning all aspects of the merchandise side of D & M and has a particular interest in Animal health and nutrition.

Maddy was brought up in Hobart, Tasmania but spent a lot of her childhood on the Tasman Peninsular visiting her grandparents where she grew to love the country life along with her motorbike and love of animals.  Having been accepted in to a jillaroo course back in 2016 this gave her the opportunity to learn the skills required to work on a farm and where her love of agriculture began.  Maddy loves spending time with her kelpie Ellie and enjoys a range of outdoor activites along with helping out on farms when she can. 

Jess Butcher

Trainee Agronomist
Jess joined D & M Rural in February 2017 as a Trainee Agronomist. Jess completed her Bachelor of Science, Advanced Diploma of Agriculture and Diploma in Agronomy in 2013 and after spending several years at a CRT store in Victoria is now gaining field experience with Glen & Josh. Jess hit the ground running, as her prior experience in a rural supplies store means she can help you with all your merchandise needs, in store and out in the paddock.

In her spare time Jess likes to ride her horses and play netball.