Nuffield Australia 2017 Scholarship winner
Cameron Kruckow, from Katherine in the Northern Territory, receives a 2017 Nuffield Scholarship supported by the Australian Agricultural Company (AACO) and ANZ Bank.
He will investigate improving cattle grazing on his employer’s northern grazing operations by looking at different grazing strategies, including cell, rotational and time control, and how these are used internationally. He also plans to explore opportunities to improve soil and pasture quality to produce more beef.
Cameron is the Station Manager of Manbulloo, owned by Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC). CPC is an Australian based Agrifood business with an enterprise value in excess of $700 million. It owns and operates a portfolio of 19 cattle stations with a carrying capacity of 375,000 head of cattle, across 5.6 million hectares of land in Australia.
Manbulloo Station is nearly 380,000 hectares and used as a breeding property and a holding depot for stock being exported by CPC. It boasts frontage to both the Katherine and King Rivers and is capable of carrying almost 20,000 head of cattle.
Cameron was born in Innisfail and started his career with CPC as a 17-year old jackaroo in 2002. He has worked in a variety of CPC holdings and been steadily promoted to his current position. He is married to Tammy and they have three children.
Cameron’s research will be particularly pertinent to better utilising vast areas of underutilised land. He plans to use his new knowledge to help educate other graziers and lead industry change.
“We have already implemented time control grazing on Manbulloo, but I feel there is much more that could be done by looking at international grazing strategies,” he said.
“Beyond just weight gain, other potential benefits include environmental and animal welfare improvements, as well as better planning and cost control.
“This is knowledge that will benefit the industry.”
Cameron will travel to America, South Africa and South America.
Location: Katherine, Northern Territory
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