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13th August 2018

Nagle welcomes two dairy calves

On Monday 13 August, Nagle College welcomed two dairy calves to their campus as part of their Year 10 Agriculture Science class project.

Through Dairy Australia’s Cows Create Careers – Farm Module project, the students will learn about dairy industry careers in a very hands-on way: over three-weeks they reared and cared for two three-week-old calves. 

Local dairy farmer, Ron Cornall, who has supported Nagle with this program for many years, will teach the students how to care for the calves, and demonstrate skills such as animal husbandry, feeding and weighing. 

Sally Roberts, Program Manager – Workforce Development at Dairy Australia said that the innovative project shines a light on the diversity of professional careers within Australia’s vibrant dairy industry. 

“Cows Create Careers allows students to learn about the different skills required for a career in the dairy industry in a fun and hands-on way,” Ms Roberts said.

Nagle College student Abbey Morrison who completed the program last year found the experience inspiring. “It was a great experience to do something different, and outside the normal classroom. As a result of this program I have agreed to raise a calf given to our farm.”
Upon completion of the project, students and teachers will be recognised at an interactive Presentation Day, where there will be industry-based games and prizes awarded to the winning teams and schools. 

The Presentation Day for the East Gippsland region will be held on Wednesday 10 October in Bairnsdale.