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  - Indigenous Employment
  - Grazing Land Management
  - Heaslip Arid Zone Research
  - Indigenous Pastoral Prgm
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  - Pidgeon Hole Project
  - Rural Skills Australia
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International Relationshipships



The Northern Territory cattle industry pioneered live exports in two Southeast Asia. The Northern Territory breeds tropically adapted, high-quality cattle adapted to south east asian conditions.

The NTCA is continuing to encourage, through industry and government, the development of longer term relationships in the region that foster good and sustainable practice in animal welfare and production in order to cater for growing demand and efforts to improve local production and beef self-sufficiency, particularly in Indonesia.

As part of this ongoing relationship the NTCA actively promotes and supports initiatives to build greater mutual understanding for growth and development.

In March 2013 the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) signed an MOU with the Indonesian Society for Animal Science to establish a 3 year Indonesia Australia Pastoral Industry Student Program which builds on a very successful 2012 program.  The 2013 program involves 16 students from 6 universities and will include stations in the NT and for the first time 1 station in WA.

Signing MOU - March 2013 (Alice Springs)

The 2012 program commenced after a memorandum of understanding  (MOU) was signed between the NTCA and the Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java and the Padjadjaran University, Bandung, West Java28th Annual General Meeting and Northern Beef Forum .

The 2012 MOU set the foundations for a student initiative, that in 2012 piloting an 8 week program for 8 animal husbandry students to work in the northern beef industry.  The program commenced with an intensive 6 day induction and training course to prepare the students for placement, initially with 2 NT Government research farms (Douglas Daly and Kidman Springs) and then on selected corporate and family run stations in the NT. 

There ahs been a range of positive coverage of the program including an article in the age newspaper. click here.

ABC Landline ran a very good story featuring 1 of the students which can be viewed here.


Indonesian and Australian Indigenous students train together at the NTCA training facility at the Bohning Yards, Alice Springs

ANZAC Day - Alice Springs 2012, Indigenous employment program graduates and Indonesian students



Motor bike training
Animal Husbandry training




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