A group of Territorians involved in the northern cattle industry have made their way to Indonesia, as part of a delegation to visit university students.
Under a recent NT Cattlemen's Association program, Indonesian students have been taking work placements on stations to gain a broader understanding of the live export industry.
Sally Sullivan from Cave Creek Station near Mataranka, which hosted some students earlier this year, says the trip overseas cemented some strong relationships.
"It's a really high profile project within both the political and diplomatic system over there and here.
"We do form really close friendships and most of us keep in touch on Facebook or other social media after they've left Australia," she said.
The group visited a feedlot and abattoir in Indonesia, as well as the universities where the students are studying.
Mrs Sullivan says there's more to the exchange program than simply changing the image of the live export industry.
She says improving animal welfare throughout the sector remains important.
"There's a great understanding and awareness of each other's cultures, processes and procedures which will lead to that.
"It's a slightly different process to achieving those animal welfare outcomes," she said.
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