Two university students win Angus Australia scholarship
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.
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.