Dear Amanda & Neil,
The participants of the Texas A & M University's "Aggies" have returned home with a first-hand appreciation of many aspects of agriculture and agri-business in Australia. Their Aussie hosts received them with great affection, transparency of information, as well as being receptive to their questions. They will take home many happy memories. The hospitality shown during the journey was fabulous.
The journey was considered a remarkable learning experience showing best practice, innovative and efficient operations of the enterprises and organizations they met. There is an appreciation by the group members of the efforts to adapt to changing technologies, market forces and attitudes.
Quadrant Australia has been responsible for escorting many overseas delegations in all aspects of Australian primary industries, including on-site visits to agri-business, processing, research, training and education. This is a task we take seriously, with an awareness of the many sensitive issues that are important to the future well-being of these industries.
Both here as well as in the USA the average age of farmers is high and in this light encouraging young people to pursue agricultural and agri-business careers is important for the future wellbeing of the industry.
Amanda & Neil, it was great of you to host the group at your stud. Thank you for making your time, extensive knowledge and experience so freely available whilst with the group. The visit was most informative and the participants were most impressed. Afternoon tea was great!!!! They bought 10 stockwhips in Toowoomba. Please find attached visit group photo.
Thank you for your involvement in helping to make the student group visit to Australia so worthwhile.
Kees Van Haasteren, Project Manager Quadrant Australia
- Duckrey and Neil placed 2nd in the Snaffle Bit Cutting at Nowendoc, after a run off for the event from over 60 competitors.
- Congratulations to Brooke Morris for Winning the Highest Aggregate 17 and under 21yrs Campdraft at Walcha. She Won a Free Service to Duckrey for her efforts!!
- Congratulations to Ronola Quarter Horses of Nowendoc NSW, on selling Top Price Yearling Colt at the Elders Annual Rockhampton Quarter Horse & Performance Horse Sale. Lot 20 - Ronola Spin N Duck, sold for $6050.00.
This was the first progeny sold by Duckrey to be shown at Halter, taking out 1st and 3rd with Ronola Argyle Duck in the Led 2yo Colt and under Class at Rocky Super Series prior to the sale. Ronola Spin N Duck also Won Champion Led Exhibit Overall 2yo and under.
2014 Performance Highlights for Our Campdraft Horses:
Duckrey has recently received the following prestigious AQHA 2013/14 Awards - Runner Up - High Point Novice Campdraft Horse of Australia & Runner Up - High Point Performance Horse - Category 2 of New South Wales.
- Won Novice Campdraft Walcha Golden Gate Campdraft, 178 points.
- Won Open Campdraft Cut Out Merriwa Campdraft, 24 points.
- Won Open Campdraft Upper Horton, 177 points.
- = 5th Open for Open Campdraft at Manilla Campdraft, scoring 84 points.
- 2nd Open Campdraft at Yetman Campdraft, scoring 179 points.
WHOS A CHEETAH -
- Placed 7th Walcha Golden Gate Maiden Campdraft.
- Landmark Classic Campdraft Finalist.
TURNERS STUD FLIRT -
- Won 1st Round of Martins Stock Haulage Open Campdraft at Landmark Classic,scoring 91 points.
- ASHS Nationals Open Campdraft placed 5th in the first round & = 3rd/4th in the final.
- 3rd Open Campdraft at Scone Campdraft.
- 6th Open Campdraft at Warialda & 2nd in the Restricted Open Campdraft.
BINNIA OBSOLETE -
- Won ASHS Nationals Maiden Campdraft Series Cut Out
- Placed 7th Landmark Toowoomba Restricted Indoor Open Campdraft.
- 3rd Open Campdraft at Warialda Campdraft.
- 3rd Ladies Campdraft at Gulargambone Campdraft, scoring 172 points.
BLACKHAT MISS DEE -
- 3rd Novice Campdraft at Warialda Campdraft.
- Winner Novice B Campdraft at Willow Tree Campdraft, scoring 179 points