Hollie Baillieu asks "What are you wearing?"

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Hollie Baillieu asks "What are you wearing?"

  1. 1. Let me introduce you toAgriculture Firstly, let me tell you a little about me
  2. 2. I grew upin Exeter in the Southern Highlands, 2 hrs south of Sydney
  3. 3. Alwayssurroundedby animals
  4. 4. And working with them
  5. 5. My Gap Year . . . NewCastle Waters Station NT
  6. 6. About the place @ NewCastleWaters. . .
  7. 7. I could have stayed but decided it was time to learn other things 
  8. 8. Bachelor ofAgriculturalScience
  9. 9. Animal Architect Landcare Nutrition Farm Owner managerWhat could I possibly do with that ? Advisor TEACHER Researcher Agricultural Agronomist Science Degree Engineer Journalist Livestock Politician Trader Grain Trader Rural Banking Parks and recreationFashion officer
  10. 10. As well as going toUniversity, I do a coupleof other things . . . .
  11. 11. . . . . I’m an athlete
  12. 12. . . . the Army Reserve
  13. 13. One of the things I am most passionate about is . . . .
  14. 14. The YOUNG FARMER COUNCIL
  15. 15. Growing the best
  16. 16. The NSW Young Farmer Councilrepresents young people who love agriculture! Including: Social events Skill challenges Competitions Training Education Political forums ..and much more
  17. 17. I have worked in many areasbut the area which I will talk to you about today is COTTON . . . . Here is just a sneak peak
  18. 18. Everywhere youlook there isCOTTON
  19. 19. The commonthings . . . .
  20. 20. The NOT socommonthings . . .
  21. 21. So….COTTON ISEVERYWHERE
  22. 22. Howdoesthis Become this
  23. 23. 1. Early stage Cotton seed planted. With the correct: Science Soil conditions Fertiliser Management Water (rain or irrigated) Hopefully it grows!!! The plant increases in height and width Cotton is CONSTANTLY monitored
  24. 24. A beautiful white2. flower forms followed by a pinky/purpley flower.Flowering/ This produces aboll stage ‘boll’ - a green bud which gradually matures and opens Cotton plant is defoliated and finally ready for picking. Planting to harvesting takes 6-7 months.
  25. 25. Picking3. Picker picks the cotton Empty’s into chaser bin Which empty’s into module builder Module builder compacts cotton Tractor moves forward and pops out a cotton module
  26. 26. As input COSTS for farming INCREASE And prices back to farmers DECREASE As well as INCREASING labour and machinery costs Farmers must be the most EFFICIENT and the most TECHNOLOGICALLY advanced to evolve with these changes As an example…Engineers, researchers, scientists and farmers Have created something that can do all of what was shown in the previous slide . . . IN ONE MACHINE
  27. 27. The COTTON ROUND BALERPicks it Compacts it Wraps it Spits it out All while it is still moving!
  28. 28. How Ok, Nowthis lets get back to… Becomes this
  29. 29. The ‘GINNING’ Process4. Separates seed from cotton Cleans it Grades it into different quality Compacts it further into ‘bales’ Cotton is sold as BALES (227kg)
  30. 30. Almost all parts of the cotton plant are used in some way Australia exports cottonseed to Japan, Korea, China, Saudi Arabia and the USA.Australia and Egypt produce the best quality cotton in the world
  31. 31. The fibre from one 227kg cotton bale can produce 215 pairs of jeans 250 single bed sheets 750 shirts 2,100 pairs of boxer shorts 1,200 t-shirts 3,000 nappies, 4,300 pairs ofOr 680,000 sockscotton balls
  32. 32. So….
  33. 33. What are youwearing?

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