Winter morning Ardcairnie, July 2013

Extramural Farm Experience (EFE) Scheme for Murdoch University Veterinary and Animal Science Students


From Jim and Pam: In late 2007, farming friends already in the scheme suggested we might like to participate in the Extramural Farm Experience scheme run by Murdoch University for their Veterinary and Animal Science students.


We enjoy sharing what we do, so signed up for one student for one week during June 2008, when we are calving.  And what a thrill to see her and another of "our" students feature in the Vet School series on ABC television in July / August 2013.


Murdoch students with some of our quiet cattle...Murdoch students with some of our quiet cattle...Just finished feeding out to the cow mob, December 2015Murdoch students with some of our quiet cattle...We very much enjoyed that experience have continued each year to offer our operation for the EFE.  To the end of 2017, we’ve hosted 37 students, have already had two students this year, with a further two booked in for June and July when they will have exposure to the end of calving, our three week heifer AI program and the Fixed Time AI program with the first calvers.


If you are interested in finding out more about the Murdoch Extramural Farm  Experience Scheme, please contact Claire McNaughton at Murdoch University, phone (08) 9360 2653, fax (08) 9310 7495 or email

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