A Wellsford cattle breeder has made it through to the finals of the first Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards.
Cara Doggett owns and runs the Ceejay shorthorn stud, just south of town, and she has been showing cattle since she was 8 years old, winning countless ribbons and trophies from across the country.
Cara has also travelled extensively to learn more about raising and breeding cattle with spells on Canadian and Australian farms.
She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Animal Science, and she intends taking a Masters in Livestock Production, specialising in cattle.
Cara says she is passionate about improving breeding cattle and her greatest ambition is to be a mentor and have an impact on the beef industry and wider agricultural community.
She will find out if she’s won the Emerging Achiever category at the Beef + Lamb NZ Awards dinner in Napier in February.
The awards aim to showcase the people, farming practices, knowledge and skills that underpin New Zealand’s red meat industry and to celebrate their achievements.