THE Angus breed runs in the blood of Walcha 16-year-old Emma Costello, whose family owns Nairn Park Angus stud at Moona Plains Station.
Emma, a student at Calrossy Anglican School, has been helping out for as long as she can remember, alongside her two younger brothers Thomas and Lachlan.
She’s also been showing for years through the stud and school, taking steers to the Sydney and Brisbane royal shows.
“We’ve got a show team of two Angus cows and calves and two Angus bulls as well as 16 Angus heifers that we broke in during the school holidays,” Emma said.
“Every holidays I’m working with the cattle, whether we’re breaking them in, showing, or getting bulls ready for the bull sale.”
Emma owns half a dozen cows in the Nairn Park stud and hopes to have a career in the beef industry.
”I’ll continue my involvement in the family stud and the Angus breed, and do something in the cattle industry once I finish school.
“I’d like to do rural science at university then maybe go into cattle and horse nutrition.”