Han­nah has a dairy dream

12-year-old has big plans for his fu­ture

Central and North Burnett Times - - THE FENCE POST - Erica Mur­ree

HAN­NAH Radel has a dream to one day be able to look af­ter her fa­ther Rob­bie Radel’s dairy herd.

She would love to be­come a vet and at the com­ple­tion of her study come back to the area.

“If dad had any sick cows I could come out and help,” she said.

But she is pretty sad this may not hap­pen.

With the present su­per­mar­ket milk wars and dairy farm­ers leav­ing the in­dus­try there may not be a dairy farm to come home to.

Han­nah said she def­i­nitely wants to stay on the farm.

“I don’t want to have to leave as I’ve been here since I was a baby,” she said.

“When I see my school friends I en­cour­age them not to buy Woolies and Coles branded milk but to buy farm­ers branded milk like Pauls.”

A spe­cial time of the 12 year-old’s time on the farm was at­tend­ing ev­ery Bris­bane Royal Show with the ex­cep­tion of one, to help her fa­ther with the cat­tle.

“It’s a spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence as I am able to lead the cows,” she said.

“As well one of my jobs is to make sure the cat­tle have drink­ing wa­ter.”

When on the farm Han­nah helps get the cows in at milk­ing time by round­ing them up on the four wheeler.

In the dairy Han­nah said she lets the cows go af­ter they have been milked.

“When I see my school friends I en­cour­age them not to buy Woolies and Coles branded milk but to buy farm­ers branded milk like Pauls.”

“Plus there are taps to turn on and off,” she said.

It’s not all work as Han­nah has time to play with the calves.

“They are rather cute,” she said.

The Bur­nett Col­lege year 7 stu­dent is look­ing for­ward to un­der­tak­ing the ag science unit next term.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

AT THE EKKA: Han­nah Radel shares some quiet time with Moutain View Daria 2.

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