A national dairy youth camp will be held during the Easter school holidays in Sale, Victoria, Holstein Australia CEO, Graeme Gillan, announced at Dairy Week.
Organised by Holstein Australia on behalf of the wider dairy industry, the all-breeds camp is open to all young people between the ages of 16 and 21 years, with no previous dairy experience required.
“For many years the National Dairy Youth Camp was part of the fabric of our industry. It is such an important initiative, both for the young people who will attend and for the future of our industry,” says Graeme.
“When I look at our youth exchange program with Holstein UK, there is a huge amount of talent, passion and commitment to the dairy industry from our young people. The intention of the camp is to harness this enthusiasm and enable the people who will be the future of Australian dairy to get a holistic view of the whole industry, forge new friendships and, of course, have fun at the same time.”
The camp will take place from the afternoon of Friday 12th April until lunchtime Tuesday 16th April at the Sale Showgrounds in Victoria. Camp activities will include animal health, husbandry, showmanship and judging sessions, plus seminars on AI, breeding programs, marketing and dairy career pathways. A number of industry experts will also be on hand, with a classification demonstration and mock auction taking place, as well as a visit to the Maffra Cheese Company and evening BBQs and events.