Whirl­wind ex­pe­ri­ence

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

Tatura’s Tuhan fam­ily re­cently hosted Amer­i­can woman Jes­sica Craw­ley as part of the Illawarra Cat­tle So­ci­ety of Australia and Amer­i­can Milk­ing Shorthorn So­ci­ety ex­change pro­gram.

Michael Tuhan said the 20-year-old spent a cou­ple of days at the fam­ily’s farm and also at­tended the Illawarra Cat­tle So­ci­ety Vic­to­rian branch’s an­nual gen­eral meeting while in Tatura.

Mr Tuhan said the ex­change pro­gram in­volved a per­son un­der 25 years spend­ing time vis­it­ing farms and cat­tle shows to gain ex­pe­ri­ence about the breed and farm­ing prac­tices.

‘‘This hap­pens on an al­ter­nate ba­sis with an Australian vis­it­ing the US one year and the next year we will host some­one from the US,’’ Mr Tuhan said.

Mr Tuhan said Ms Craw­ley was from Arkansas where her fam­ily ran a 300-cow dairy op­er­a­tion.

‘‘She is cur­rently in her sec­ond year study­ing Dairy Sci­ence at univer­sity,’’ he said.

‘‘Jes­sica started her trip in NSW where she and her fam­ily had a brief hol­i­day to­gether be­fore she be­gan her ex­change in far North Queens­land where her time in­cluded at­tend­ing the Ma­landa show.

‘‘From there she headed to Mur­ray Bridge in South Australia for some farm stays be­fore mak­ing her way east, via stays in Mt Gam­bier and South West Vic- to­ria be­fore head­ing into North­ern Vic­to­ria.

‘‘From there she spent a cou­ple of days at the Hayes fam­ily’s Llan­dovery Illawarra stud near Stan­hope and then a cou­ple of days at the Tuhan fam­ily’s River­sleigh Illawarra stud at Tatura East.’’

Mr Tuhan said they re­cently farewelled Ms Craw­ley af­ter she moved on to stay at a farm­n­ear Wan­garatta be­fore mov­ing on to Bega.

‘‘Her trip will then finish back in Queens­land where she will at­tend the Bris­bane Royal Show,’’ he said.

‘‘All to­gether she will have spent a whirl­wind six weeks ex­pe­ri­enc­ing Australia.’’

Learn­ing: Twenty-year-old Amer­i­can Jes­sica Craw­ley re­cently spent time at a Tatura East prop­erty on ex­change.

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