From the year that was in 2020 which saw the derailment of scholarships made available by Angus Australia, 2021 marks the ramping up of scholarship opportunities available for young members of the beef industry through the Angus Youth Program.
Angus Australia has announced several opportunities available for members to take part in industry courses, conferences, and development programs.
Focusing across the whole supply chain, these scholarships, provide opportunities to further personal development and understanding of the industry.
The first scholarship opportunities awarded during 2021, were for three Angus Australia members to visit Beef Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland in early May.
Recipient Damien Thomson, Berremangra, NSW, said that attending Beef Australia, highlighted that the various opportunities for young people in the beef industry.
“Attending an event like this exposes you to those opportunities and connects you with industry leaders,” said Mr Thomson.
“I have gained a number of contacts, and a head full of ideas. These scholarships are the best way to make that first step, helping you get involved, start meeting people and learning and developing your skills and knowledge.”
Angus Australia Breed Development Officer Jake Phillips encourages young members of the industry to utilise the upcoming opportunities.
“The scholarships from Angus Youth provide excellent assistance in furthering young peoples’ personal and professional development within our industry, through identifying and providing members the chance to attend industry leading events and educational activities,” said Mr Phillips.
“I highly encourage young members of the beef industry to apply, as these events provide not only a chance to grow their understanding of the industry, but also a multitude of networking opportunities.”
Tocal Beef Cattle Assessment School, Tocal NSW – 27-29 September 2021 & organised by Angus NSW
Five scholarships for Angus Australia members aged 16 to 30 years, to attend the Tocal Beef Cattle Assessment Course, widely recognised as the most practical and hands on beef cattle selection course of its kind.
SmartBeef 2021 – Dalby, QLD, 19-21 October -organised by the Australian Lot Feeder’s Association’s (ALFA)
Two scholarships for Angus Australia members 18 to 30 years, to participate in this conference which draws together feedlot operators and staff, nutritionists, veterinarians, regulators, service providers and others involved in the grain fed beef supply chain.
LIVEXchange21–Darwin, NT, 11-12 November 2021 organised by LiveCorp and the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC)
With the support of the Australian Livestock Export Corporation (LiveCorp) two scholarships for members 18 and 30 years, to participate in the major event for Australia’s livestock export industry.
GenAngus Angus Youth Future Leaders Workshop, Adelaide, SA from 2nd-4th November
Angus Australia and Achmea Australia are pleased to provide up to 10 Angus Australia members and 2 Angus New Zealand members aged 18 – 40 with the opportunity to participate in a customised program to aid them in increasing their knowledge and confidence to launch a new or existing beef enterprise.