Indonesian students get work experience on NT cattle stations

r952540 10177354Indonesian university students (Animal Husbandry Padjadjaran University) hope spending time on Northern Territory cattle stations will help them improve animal welfare standards in their home country.

Eight animal husbandry students are on cattle properties across the Top End gaining work experience during the busy mustering season.

Wahyu Ramdani has been working on Newry Station, on the NT border with Western Australia, and says he’s keen to share what he’s learnt with his colleagues in Indonesia.

“We hope after we get work experience in cattle stations in Australia we will know about animal welfare here,” he said.

“We will tell our friends in Indonesia about this.”

The students, supported by the NT Cattlemen’s Association, will be in the country until the end of June.

By Steven Schubert