Angus Australia and NH Foods Australia are pleased to announce that Queensland’s Chloe Plowman has been selected as the recipient for the inaugural NH Foods Australia Angus Foundation Cadetship. 

“We are delighted with the large number of high calibre applicants for the inaugural NH Foods Australia Angus Foundation Cadetship,” said Angus Australia Extension Manager Jake Phillips.  

“The successful applicant, Chloe Plowman, has demonstrated her ability to apply herself throughout her life with whatever she has turned her hand to.” 

“It is remarkable to see someone of Chloe’s talent be so humble, yet enthusiastic and it was her passion to work in the red meat industry that made it a natural fit for the cadetship with one of Australia’s leading vertically integrated red meat processing companies, NH Foods Australia. We are excited for Chloe and genuinely feel we will see Chloe develop into a future leader of this wonderful industry we all get to enjoy.” 

The cadetship is part of the Angus Foundation Industry Cadetship Program, which was launched in 2022 and provides recipients with hands on experience in an agribusiness in the beef supply chain.  

Over the course of a four-week period Miss Plowman will be exposed to an authentic and valuable experience of the industry and NH Foods’ core activities: breeding, feedlotting, production, marketing, and sales. 

As part of the cadetship, Miss Plowman will experience the day-to-day operations of Whyalla Beef, Australia’s most modern and technologically advanced feedlot.  Supplementing the feedlot experience will be time spent at two of the company’s processing plants: Oakey (based in Southern QLD, it is one of the largest in Australia) and Wingham (located on the mid north coast of NSW). Time in the company’s Sydney head office is also a feature, including exposure to the marketing and sales activities of the branded beef programs. 

“NH Foods Australia is very excited to be working with Angus Australia and offer this cadetship to Chloe,” said Mr Andrew McDonald, Director, NH Foods Australia. 

“A cadetship offers a great opportunity for people to develop practical experience in their chosen field.  We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate and educate the next generation of leaders in Agriculture on the wide range of career prospects in the red meat industry and within the NH Foods Australia group.” 

Following her placement with NH Foods Australia, Miss Plowman will conclude her cadetship by completing the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Course. 

“I applied for this cadetship as I have an interest in the feedlotting and the red meat industry and I want to gain knowledge and experience in this area to further utilise in my future and expand further into the beef industry,” said Miss Plowman. 

“Applying for this cadetship was a bit out of my comfort zone but an opportunity like this one allows for myself to grow as person, meet new people, establish new connections in the industry and go places which I would not have had the opportunity to prior.” 

“Overall, I am looking forward to the whole cadetship. I’m particularly interested in seeing how NH Foods runs their company from out in the field, into the abattoir and then into the Sydney HQ for the behind the scenes. I am also looking forward to expanding my knowledge and building connections in this industry.”  

For further information please contact Angus Australia Extension Manager Jake Phillips at 


About Chloe: 

Chloe Plowman currently works as a Junior Real Estate and Livestock Agent at Aussie Land & Livestock in Kingaroy QLD.  She has a connection to Angus cattle started back in 2013 when her family started an Angus stud, Ruby Ridge Angus. From there she has been involved in showing stud cattle as well as breeding stud and commercial Angus cattle.