Representing South Australia: Alizah Fogden (21)
My mum’s family began Boulview Charolais. When they were dispersing their stud mum and dad brought us a few of their cows. This allowed us to continue on with the stud in Loxton. We now run a small herd of 35 stud breeders. Also my Nanna and Poppa Fogden have been big supporters of my showing. Nothing makes me prouder when I am showing a heifer and I look up to the stands and see them watching. I love making them proud. They are 80 and poppa still comes out to the farm every day. He enjoys when we have the cattle tied up in preparation for a show. I am currently study Early Childhood Education at the University of South Australia and in ten years time I would like to be working as an educator at local primary school close to the farm. As this will allow me to still be able to be apart of our farming operation. I started competing at the age of 8 when I was old enough to start competing at the SA Junior Heifer Expo. I started competing because of my love for showing cattle and presenting cattle to the best of my ability. The following year after I had completed year 12 I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel throughout North and South America. Throughout this time I was able to meet many like minded people who I still have strong connections with a few years down the track. During this time I spent time look at different genetic would suit our current operation. I was able to spent a lot of time at Prairie Cove Charolais. During this time I was able to take along to all of the major shows and many junior shows which was a great learning opportunity for me. My favourite show in Australia would have to be the Royal Adelaide be it’s so close to home. We get lot’s of familiar faces come to visit. This show allows our family and friends to be present when when encounter our biggest successes. I would just like to thank everyone who has supported me though out my showing career.