Two univer­sity stu­dents win An­gus Aus­tralia schol­ar­ship

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

AN­GUS Aus­tralia has se­lected two Univer­sity of New Eng­land stu­dents for the ALFA BeefEX Schol­ar­ship, which will see Han­nah Cargill and Ruby Can­ning at­tend the three-day feed­lot in­dus­try con­fer­ence in Bris­bane in Oc­to­ber.

ALFA BeefEX will be held from Oc­to­ber 8–10 and draws to­gether feed­lot op­er­a­tors and their staff, nu­tri­tion­ists, vet­eri­nar­i­ans, reg­u­la­tors, ser­vice providers and oth­ers in­volved in the grain beef sup­ply chain.

The con­fer­ence gives the 500 del­e­gates from around the coun­try the op­por­tu­nity to cover top­ics such as big data, con­sumer trends, mar­kets, eco­nom­ics, pro­duc­tion, fi­nance and lead­er­ship.

The con­fer­ence also fea­tures speak­ers from Aus­tralia and around the world ex­plain­ing how these top­ics can be ap­plied to feed­lot and beef sup­ply chain busi­nesses.

Schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent Han­nah Cargill is cur­rently study­ing a Bach­e­lor of Agri­cul­ture and Busi­ness at UNE.

She is a fourth-gen­er­a­tion sheep and cat­tle farmer from Braid­wood NSW, with a fam­ily his­tory pro­duc­ing an­gus cat­tle for al­most 100 years.

Miss Cargill ex­pressed her en­thu­si­asm for the up­com­ing con­fer­ence, want­ing to ex­pand on what she al­ready knows about the feed­lot in­dus­try, as well as join the con­ver­sa­tion of top­ics such as beef short­age and feed­ing the boom­ing world pop­u­la­tion in drought con­di­tions, and cre­at­ing pub­lic aware­ness about the in­dus­try to build a bet­ter pub­lic un­der­stand­ing of feed­lot prac­tices.

“I hope to build a greater un­der­stand­ing of all as­pects of the feed­lot in­dus­try as well as learn about the new tech­nolo­gies and strate­gies that are be­ing put in place to

over­come ris­ing is­sues,” Miss Cargill said.

Fel­low schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent Ruby Can­ning is cur­rently study­ing a Bach­e­lor of Agri­cul­ture and Busi­ness, ma­jor­ing in mar­ket­ing at UNE.

She is a sixth-gen­er­a­tion beef cat­tle pro­ducer and

co-owns Mavs­tar Sim­men­tals & Red An­gus, Mort­lake VIC.

The BeefEX Con­fer­ence will be a great ex­pe­ri­ence for Miss Can­ning, who en­deav­ours to have a ca­reer in sup­ply chain man­age­ment and is in­vested in de­vel­op­ing her in­ter­est in ef­fec­tive busi­ness net­work­ing

and in­dus­try in­sights.

“I am ex­cited to hear from a range of speak­ers and gain an in-depth un­der­stand­ing of the Aus­tralian feed­lot in­dus­try and how tech­nol­ogy is be­ing adapted to in­crease ac­cu­racy and pro­duc­tiv­ity op­er­a­tions as well as the main is­sues sur­round­ing pro­duc­tion and man­age­ment of grain fed an­i­mals, mar­ket trends and lead­er­ship skills,” Miss Can­ning said.

“I am truly grate­ful for the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend the BeefEX Con­fer­ence.

“By at­tend­ing the con­fer­ence, I look for­ward to in­creas­ing my knowl­edge about the high qual­ity and con­sis­tency of Aus­tralian beef and our po­si­tion within the global mar­ket.”

Each schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent re­ceived $1500 from An­gus Aus­tralia through their An­gus Youth pro­gram to as­sist in fi­nanc­ing their at­ten­dance at the con­fer­ence.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

DE­VEL­OP­ING SKILLS: Ruby Can­ning, a Univer­sity of New Eng­land stu­dent, will head to ALFA BeefEX in Bris­bane thanks to An­gus Aus­tralia.

Han­nah Cargill (right) with An­gus Aus­tralia’s Carol Grylls.

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