This month we caught up with member Joel Bradford, Overseer on a property in the VRD region of the Northern Territory.
Where are you based?
Nicholson station NT/WA border
Why are you a YLEN member?
To connect with others in the industry across Australia & to learn more about the export chain from beginning to end.
Tell us about your connection to the agricultural industry?
I grew up Borrolooola and always had an interest, I first started working at Mallapunyah Station while on my 2 weeks off from the mines, it was a good way to get my foot in the door and learn the skills I have now as well as the ability to keep my horses in consistent work.
What do you do for an occupation?
What excites you about the Young Livestock Exporters Network?
How it brings all aspects of the supply chain together & like minded people! The webinars are also a great aspect of YLEN.
Tell us one interesting fact about you?
I’ve worked in the mines since I was 17, I broke in my first brumby at 14.
What did you do in your role today in the live export supply chain?
Transported lick to multiple locations to cattle, cleaned a few bores in the process. This is to ensure the livestock supplied to the live export supply chain are strong and healthy.