By the time I left I was accredited in a range of agricultural skills through the training program that they have in place. The experience that I gained and the confidence that it gave me got me where I am today.
Richard Bligh, previous Egelabra Jackaroo
Training the leaders of the future
At Egelabra Merino Stud, we are extremely proud of our current and past employees, many of whom have gone on to play important roles in Australian agriculture, including owning their own properties, managing large Australian corporations and as service providers to the wool and sheep industries.
Jackarooing at Egelabra provides a solid foundation for a career in agriculture. In a quintessential Australian environment characterised by mateship, Egelabra Jackaroos work with the management team in on-the-job training across a diverse range of activities.
An accreditation program for Egelabra Jackaroos is also available. Through this program, Jackaroos have the advantage of having their skills formally recognised in a Certificate IV in Agriculture through the Western Institute of TAFE.
If you are interested in jackarooing at Egelabra Merino Stud, please contact us.
To view the 'Jackaroo way of life' at Egelabra, please click on any of the images below to enlarge.
Egelabra's helmet policy: You may see some photos here depicting Jackaroos on bikes or horses without helmets. Please be assured, Egelabra insists Jackaroos wear appropriate personal protective equipment for all activities that require such protection, including helmets when on bikes or horses. If Jackaroos are behind mobs of cattle or sheep, "creeping" along (eg under 10kms) or have stopped and it is hot weather, then they may remove their helmets and use hats in order to avoid sunburn. The Jackaroos in the photos shown were creeping or stopped in all cases and it was a hot sunny day!