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Japanese Students Learn Australian Cattle Farming

18 March 2015

AUSTRALIA - Five Japanese students, from areas affected by the March 2011 earthquake, subsequent tsunami and nuclear power-station accidents, are this week experiencing farm life on Australian cattle farms.

The students, who are participating in the Australian red meat industry supported together with Japan scholarship, facilitated by MLA, are being hosted by Australian farmers across Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

David Allen from Victoria is hosting Sho Kanno from Fukushima. David has provided Sho with an array of activities whilst staying at his Victorian property from fencing, cattle and sheep work, feeding out and participating in their breeding programme.

David said: “It is a great experience for Sho to see how we manage cattle and keep them in good condition, regardless of the season. We have dry conditions at the moment, but we have a feeding program to ensure the quality of cattle and it is working well”. 

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