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Training workshop to boost cattle handling skills at Yallalie Downs

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Wednesday, 10. August 2022 - 12:00

Members of Beemurra Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) will undertake stock handling and leadership training as part of a continual improvement program for cattle management on their Dandaragan property.

The training, focused on cattle backgrounding including low stress stock handling, will be delivered by industry expert Steve Burke with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

BAC, which owns and manages Yallalie Downs farm, has been working with support from the department’s Aboriginal Economic Development project to improve the productivity of their land and their pastoral business.

A sustainable cattle backgrounding business operates on the 1200ha farm, where other producers send cattle to Yallalie to reach a required weight.

DPIRD Aboriginal Economic Development Manager Melissa Hartmann said a dozen participants would take part in the stock handling and leadership skills workshop over four days.

“Beemurra Aboriginal Corporation are demonstrating they’re operating and promoting best practice in their field,” Ms Hartmann said.

“This course will support them as emerging industry leaders and assist them build broader networks throughout the beef industry supply chain.

“We have been working with the team at Yallalie Downs for a number of years now, to provide support to improve their business profitability through increased technical skills, investment in infrastructure and greater market awareness.”

BAC member Lexie Mourambine said she was keen to improve her understanding of the stock and get as much experience as possible to help with future goals.

“I am a firm believer that educating cattle and everyone in the yard/farm/paddock is key,” Ms Mourambine said.

“Stock handling is greatly improved when mustering and yarding using low stress stock handling techniques.”


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