February 23, 2018 3 min read 1 Comment
At the end of 2016 it was estimated that the Australian cattle herd was approximately 25 million head, and that over 200,000 people were employed across the red-meat industry. A large portion of these cattle are raised in remote areas of the country, where people are few and far between, however for some lucky people, it is where they call home.
The people who work in Australia’s remote agricultural areas, whether it be for a season, or a lifetime, are no strangers to hard work. Days are long, and the work can be very physical. So why do they do it? Working on a station is the opportunity to experience the great outdoors and witness some sights that other people only see in their dreams.
Apart from the sights, there are also weekends spent socialising with crews from the other stations and the locals. These can include nights out in town, cricket matches, campdrafts and race days. The characters you meet and the memories you make will far surpass the memory of the hard work.
There are a variety of jobs you can have if you decide on heading out to a station for a stint. Here are a couple of examples:
We have put together some resources for those who are interested in some more information:
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