Future Proofing Indigenous Stations
Saltwater Country offers opportunities that enable First Peoples advancement particularly in areas we have an existing connection and are contributing to economic freedom. In the spirit of true partnership, we partnered with the Australian Veterinary Association through Saltwater Academy, funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Rural (FRRR) and the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development (DPIRD), with the support of Broome Cattle Vets, Kununurra vet Dr Peter Letchford, ACV President Dr Tracy Sullivan and Zoetis, to deliver Drought Resilience and Biosecurity training to Indigenous Stations in the Kimberley Region of North-Western Australia.
The Kimberley land area is one third owned by Indigenous landowners with 18 Indigenous owned cattle properties that contribute to the economic sustainability and independence of First Peoples, it is hoped this will be the first of many collaborations of this nature.
With the support of industry partners Nutrien and Zoetis access and opportunity to learn transferable skills, increase professional networks with Industry stakeholders, experts and peers was created. To date the program has been delivered to three Kimberley Stations (Lamboo, Myroodah and Roebuck Plains) with the hope that future opportunities can be expanded to cover all Indigenous owned stations in the region.
- Drought Resilience
- ACVs IMMUNCHECK
- ACVs BIO CHECK
- Reproductive performance
- Herd health measurements
- ACVs Immune Ready Program
- ACVs WELFARE CHECK Program
- Disease Prevention