A BUDDING farmer got a first hand look at the Mount Gambier and District Saleyards this week when he joined his dad on a cattle-buying trip.
Visiting the region from Swan Hill, seven year old Foley Saunders spent time at the Glenburnie facility on Wednesday in addition to the Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange earlier in the week.
He said the short school holiday visit was exciting for him to learn more about farming.
“I like going to the saleyards with my dad and watching everything,” Foley said.
“I think we might bring home two million cattle to take to the abattoir,” he added optimistically.
Living on a primary production property himself, Foley said he hoped to become a farmer when he grew up.
“I have my own sheep at my house,” he said.
“My dad just has white sheep, but I have six or seven dorpers.
“My grandpa gave them to me so that’s why I have them.
“When I grow up I hope I have 90 sheep.”
Although he has been enjoying himself in the Limestone Coast, Foley said he was most excited to go to the new playground near his house with his dad when he returns to Swan Hill.