Young farmers to cross border to tour top livestock operations

Sheep Central, April 8, 2015

BorderTourApril7-15Dorper sheep and Angus cattle will feature on the first Border Tour for young Victorian and NSW livestock farmers later this week.

The bus tour over April 11 and 12 has been organised by the Victorian Farmers Federation’s Young Agribusiness Professionals (YAPs), NSW Young Farmers and the NFF Future Farmers Network to showcase excellence in livestock production across southern NSW and northern Victoria.

YAPs chair Amy Fay said the tour starts on April 11 with visits to the Rennylea Angus stud and the Ashleigh Park beef feedlot near Culcairn, and the northern Victoria Livestock Exchange saleyards at Barnawartha North.

“This is our first tour done in conjunction with NSW Young Farmers, so we are really excited to come together to provide this for our NSW members and for anyone interested in livestock.”

The tour has a livestock focus, but any agriculture enthusiasts are welcome to attend.

On April 12 the tour visits the Alpine Dorper Stud at Carboor, where owners Harry and Nicola Bussell will outline their Lambplan performance recording and paddock-to-plate meat marketing initiative.

The tour will also visit Beechworth Honey discovery centre on Sunday.

Lunch is provided on both days. The price of $90 for members and $1000 for non-members also includes dinner on the Saturday at Kinross Woolshed. Participants will meet at 10am on Saturday April 11 at the Kinross woolshed, Albury, to board the bus.

Ms Fay said ticket numbers are strictly limited, but there are still seats available.

For more information, or to reserve your place on the bus, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]


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  1. Julie Glinski, April 9, 2015

    Would welcome the opportunity to support any future tours at Wirlinga Park. We are a very short detour off the Hume Freeway on the Thurgoona Drive Exit at Albury and have a White Dorper Stud and Commercial enterprise with a Black Angus Commercial Herd to complement.

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