Mountain Cattlemen

Caring for the High Country since 1834
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MCAV President Charlie Lovick

Message from Charlie Lovick - our President

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Message from Charlie Lovick - our President

Merrijig 2016

The Mountain Cattlemen’s Association was thrilled and humbled at the huge public attendance and strong support given to the Cattlemen’s cause at the 2016 Merrijig Get Together. People do vote with their feet and they came and stayed, watched the events, were silent and appreciative during the heritage parade and partied into the night. Our small team led by Bruce McCormack, did a great job behind the scenes and together with our administration team we once again put on a good show. On behalf of the MCAV I thank you one and all.

Who we are

The Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria (MCAV) represents a hardy group of people whose families and predecessors have grazed their cattle and maintained the Victorian High Country dating back to 1834. Cattlemen are celebrated as icons of the Australian bush. From Australian settlement to the present, caring for their cattle and custodianship of the land has been a cross generational family undertaking, so their training in the mountains is a lifetime experience. The cattlemen are known for their love and knowledge of the bush, for independent action but with the ability to co-operate. They are persistent. They have a profound interest in the past. They respect their elders because of past lessons learned. As the cattlemen went about their difficult business, a unique Australian culture and heritage was gradually developed without them even knowing! Join us in our efforts to ensure our culture and traditions carry on into the future by becoming a member of the MCAV.

See you at Buchan in 2017

Charlie Lovick

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Get Together at Buchan
13-15 Jan 2017

Tickets are available at the gate .

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