Agriculture a great career choice

The Wimmera Mail-Times

With semester one drawing to a close, the college is looking forward to welcoming back its second-year students who are part-way through their compulsory industry placement.

The students’ choice of industry placements certainly vary, from students working on farms to some learning the role of an agronomist.

A group of students has been fortunate to secure funding from the federal government to assist with the cost of travelling overseas to complete their placement.

This is exciting for both the students and the college and we look forward to some great reports upon their return.

The autumn break arrived in a very timely manner with the college receiving above average rainfall for the month.

This has allowed pastures to establish before the cold of winter sets in.

Sowing of the other crops, including canola, wheat, beans, and barley will now start in earnest to take advantage of good topsoil moisture.

The merino ewes have almost finished lambing and this year they have been split into single and multiple birthing mobs following the pregnancy testing by our students and animal production teachers Allan Penhall and Cathy Bunter. The results showed almost 100 per cent scanned were in lamb.

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