REMY Streeter may be only 15, but the high school student is positive she knows where her future leads.
Monday to Friday Remy is your normal grade 11 student in Rockhampton, but on the weekend she goes home to her family’s stud beef operation at Marlborough and steps up to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Remy, an only child, has had to take more control of the stud recently after her dad, Kearin Streeter, was diagnosed with a chronic lung condition.
“It’s been pretty tough, like I have just had to learn all the ropes and everything, and how to do whatever he’s done; like the branding, de-horning and all that,” Remy said.
The Streeter family run about 500 head of cattle on their 1200-hectare property and agistment country, including the Palmvale Red Brahman stud herd.
Remy said it is definitely lucky she inherited a love for the cattle industry.
She began showing cattle when she was 10, with a few heifers her parents broke in for her for the Rockhampton show.
Now Remy breaks in her own heifers and bulls, and shows them successfully.
At The Caves show on Sunday Remy and her cattle were on a winning streak, taking home three classes in the morning.
One of her heifers, Palmvale Bonita, 19 months, took home the Junior Champion Female.
“We’ve only showed her (Palmvale Bonita) since last year,” Remy said.
“Rockhampton show was her first show, she’s definitely come a long way.”
Remy’s mum Beth Streeter said she is very proud of everything her young daughter is achieving.
“She did an AI (Artificial Insemination) school in December and then did a program at home in January, she does everything - she brands, she de-horns, she does every concept on the farm,” Beth said.
“Her father has a chronic lung disease so he can’t work - so it just puts a lot more pressure on us.”
Beth said there is nothing Remy can’t do, and Remy said she has no doubt cattle are her future.
“A lot of hard work and time and dedication are put into these cattle to try to get them quite and get them out there to lead at every show we go to,” Remy said.
After school, it will be time to broaden horizons before returning to the family property.
“I want to go out and do a bit of work experience and everything and get a couple of jobs in different places in the cattle industry to have a wider view of everything, and then come back and manage the stud,” Remy said.
“I love doing it, I love the younger generation and I’m proud of how the cattle are turning out.
“It’s something I’d love to do for the rest of my life.”