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Year in review 2016-2017, Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association



Year in review 2016-2017, Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association


Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association yearbook; Reports; PublicationNT




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to share our knowledge with them about breeding cattle, and how to get the best out of them [cattle], with the correct practices and techniques. The Alumni were very engaged and the breeder scenario was a great activity. The NTCA has gone to extensive efforts to make connections with Indonesian industry on behalf of the NIAPP alumni who are entering the workforce at the end of this year. This has given them an introduction to potential employers and assisted with the inauguration of their professional network. As a result, a key link has been made with a commercial company who have requested to employ NIAPP alumni into graduate positions at their facilities. This has also established a succession-style program so that participants of future NIAPP years have a pathway directly into industry. The result of these additional endeavours has achieved this KPI, as employers are actively seeking NIAPP graduates The alumni being involved in community development Field activity travelling to regions to teach and accompany groups of farmers Make a program to share experience and teach small farmers about basic techniques (management) Breeding in Australia (how Australia maintains cattle) Leadership assist with strategies for giving technical advice to local farmers Alumni members already working must share her/his experience to juniors so they can be open-minded about real cattle industry jobs Agricultural Job Vacancy Advertisement both in Australia and Indonesia, Scholarship opportunity in Agricultural and business sector whether in Master Diploma or Professional Course in Australia such as short course in Business and Management between Indonesia-Australia Feedback on the relevance and continuation of the Alumni Program included: Yes, it really benefits me. I easily contact the right person for improving my career pathway. This was a really amazing idea. If NTCA keep promoting us with connections, it would be beneficial to us, to make us more known in Indonesia or Australia as good quality of human resources to work in cattle companies. I hope that it can benefit me in my pursuit of a postgraduate degree in agriculture and a career in the educational/academic field. 95% of Alumni members who attended the 2016 events said that meeting and engaging with industry / company representatives and officials (Indonesian and Australian) provided help and value for their career pathway. The NTCA values the networking element of the program and wishes for the NIAPP Alumni Program in 2017 to continue as planned by December 2017. for full time roles in the red meat industry. Opportunities for students to undertake specific graduate employment in Australia have also arisen, with one NIAPP alumni member currently in discussions with a Victorian dairy company, in which he will be employed in the field of artificial insemination and herd health and husbandry. The Future for the Alumni Program The alumni group was asked for feedback on the functionality of the alumni network over the past 12 months, along with ideas for future direction. When asked for ideas to expand or optimise the alumni program, the response rate was 60%, with strong support for the alumni network to continue. A common theme was the continuation of initiatives to aid Indonesian farmers in the adoption of Australian methods, and also the undercurrent for government and policy to assist. Suggestions are summarised as: NIAPP Alumni during their placement at stations in the NT NIAPP Alumni 114 NTCA YEAR IN REVIEW 2016/17