Meet Emily, the six-year-old farming lambs for pocket money
Updated October 05, 2017 15:51:36
Emily Ball is a sheep farmer.
The six-year-old from Melbourne’s Yarra Valley now owns 25 of her family’s 300 sheep.
The first-grader’s small agribusiness is an example of what one expert says is the best way to teach children about finance.
But not all Emily’s livestock are for business purposes — she has one pet sheep, Dora, who comes up to her in the paddock for a pat.
Farming for fun and profit
Emily’s father Daniel said his daughter’s farming business started when she and her sister Sophie raided their piggy bank to buy some calves.
They sold the cows at market just under a year later, with the girls each making $860 profit. …