National Youth Camp

national-youth-camp-300dept_brand_dairyausThe five-day program run by the National Centre for Dairy Education Australia (NCDEA) aims to support young people as they develop their interest in the dairy industry. The philosophy behind the Camp is to encourage young people from all backgrounds to foster their interest in the dairy cow and the dairy industry.

Sessions involve farm walks, activities and the famous “Mystery Tour”. Topics covered include breeding, nutrition, communication, showmanship and judging skills. Participants have the opportunity to care for a heifer calf throughout the week. They are involved in the daily feeding, watering and monitoring of the heifer as well as preparing it for Exhibition Day. Heifers are supplied.

The recommended ages are from 16 to 20 years. Participants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Click Here for Brochure and Application Form

2012 National All Breeds Youth Camp

Website group shotForty young participants from around Australia and New Zealand gathered at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds from January 3rd to 7th to develop their skills in caring for and showing cattle, team work and public speaking. They were very enthusiastic and many participants progressed to a role in one of the Youth Challenge teams at this years International Dairy Week at Shepparton.

Emma Luddington from NSW was the winner of the 2012 Overall Genetics Australia Sheri Martin Memorial Scholarship and the overall winning team was Genetics Australia for the 2nd year.