Originally Posted by OliviaMyee
Where would I get the training with cattle, could I get a job over the school holidays doing cattle work ?
You generally have to start at the bottom. Doing chores. Then you eventually get called in to help with the stock. Feedlots are often looking for help and are willing to take on temporary workers here.
There are some clinics here in the U.S. That claim to teach stock handling. I haven't seen a good hand, or even a somewhat useful person, come out of them.
But, don't be disheartened. Many of our good cowboys/girls come from very urban backgrounds (I don't know if you do). If you have the desire and the willingness, you can probably make a hand, too.
Oh. And the jillaroos I've met, only one was born into agriculture (she built awesome fence!). The rest thought they'd like it and learned by doing.