Cows cre­ate ca­reers for stu­dents

Central Queensland News - - RURALWEEKLY -

LUCY Brown has al­ways wanted a ca­reer in the agri­cul­ture in­dus­try, so when Cows Cre­ate Ca­reers came to town she jumped at the chance to head along.

The Rock­hamp­ton Girls Gram­mar stu­dent at­tended the fo­rum last Thurs­day with her Year 10 ag class.

Hosted by Dairy Aus­tralia, the pro­gram pro­moted dairy in­dus­try ca­reers and in­dus­try in­for­ma­tion for stu­dents in Years 7–11.

Lucy, who comes from a beef cat­tle prop­erty be­tween Capella and Clermont, said the day gave her an in­sight into what she could ex­pect if she worked with dairy cows in the fu­ture.

“I want to be a vet, so now I know more about the dairy in­dus­try and more about how dairy cows per­form,” she said.

“I thought it would be the same as our op­er­a­tion at home, just dif­fer­ent pro­ce­dures, but now learn­ing about it, it is very dif­fer­ent to beef cat­tle.”

The young gra­zier said she al­ways knew she wanted to go into the agri­cul­ture as she had been around an­i­mals all her life.

“We don’t do dairy farm­ing so that’s why I re­ally liked this topic.”

AG IN­DUS­TRY: Lucy Brown said the day gave her a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the dairy in­dus­try.

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