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NTCA Cows for Schools Program

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In 2017 the NTCA took inspiration from a program run by Central Australia beef producers at the Alice Springs show and came up with the ‘Cows for Schools’ program which asked Top End primary schools to decorate 2-dimensional wooden cows using the theme ‘why we love our NT pastoral industry’. There was an overwhelming response with a total of 20 cows being distributed to 12 local schools. 

The popularity of the program has proven itself again in 2018 with all 20 cows being snapped up local schools within days! In 2018 the theme is 'Why we love beef' and the response from schools has been excellent.

Here at the NTCA we recognise that we must do more to engage with our urban counterparts and showcase what we do.  The ‘Cows for Schools’ program is designed as a fun and hands-on way for students and teachers to work together to learn about the valuable contribution our pastoral industry makes to ensuring everyone has access to safe, affordable and healthy food every day.

The cows will be displayed at the Darwin show on the 27th of July 2018 where the NTCA will ask the public to vote for their favourite. The winning class will receive an iPad.

The NTCA hope to continue this program in coming years, watch this space for updates!

We would like to thank Territory Rural for their support of the 2018 program.



Above: Some of the cows from the inaugural Cows for Schools Program in 2017

The NTCA will be holding a FREE BBQ again at the Darwin Show on Friday the 27th of July 2018, cooking up locally produced sausages and steaks from the ILC Gunbalanya Meatworks in Arnham Land - make sure to come past, grab a snag or a steak and vote for your favourite cow!

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