Arthur Rickards Young Breed Leaders Scholarship

July 30, 2019 1:48 pm

ADVANCED BREEDING FOR A MODERN BEEF INDUSTRY

The Australian Registered Cattle Breeder’s Association (ARCBA) is the peak industry association for the registered cattle breeding sector.

ARCBA is pleased to invite young breeders to apply for funding for a study tour in May 2020 to look at the latest cattle breeding trends in the USA. Applicants should be in the age range 21-35 years at the date of departure.

APPLICATIONS

Applications should be no more than 2 x A4 pages, plus 2 reference reports.

Written applications should be addressed to:

Mr Alex McDonald
Executive Director
ARCBA
C/- Agricultural Business Research Institute
University of New England
ARMIDALE NSW 2351
Email: arcba@abri.une.edu.au
Fax: 02 6772 5376

The applications should include the name, address, date of birth and contact details of the applicant and
should answer the following:

i) Your current role in stud breeding,
ii) Any previous noteworthy achievements,
iii) Any short course or tertiary training,
iv) Any participation in breed society youth activities,
v) Your aspirations for your future as a registered breeder,
vi) How this scholarship would help you.

THE PROGRAM

The scholarship is proposed to be scheduled in and around the Beef Improvement Federation Conference in late May 2020.

This is a 3 ½ day event that includes a half day Young Breeders Symposium, 2 days of papers on the latest research developments and a field tour.

Outside this the Youth Scholarship Program will be customised to the needs of the winner and the breed he/she represents, but it is likely to include a visit to the breed office, visits/stays with leading breeders and study of successful supply chain management programs and attendance of the AGM and Workshop of the National Pedigreed Livestock Council (NPLC) in early May. ARCBA in liaison with your breed society is able to make appropriate contacts and introductions.

WHAT THE SCHOLARSHIP COVERS

i) Travel costs to and from the port of departure/arrival to a limit of $500.
ii) Costs of international return flight to Los Angeles
iii) A generous allowance of air fares and hire cars within the USA
iv) Cost of the BIF Conference and NPLC Workshop
v) A per diem for 30 days

VALUE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

The value of the scholarship shall be in the range of A$12,500 to A$15,000. The successful applicant may choose to extend the time/activities at his/her own expense.

REFEREES REPORTS

Your application should be accompanied by two referees reports.

REPORTING OBLIGATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

The successful applicant shall be required to compile a report up to four A4 pages of any observations that would lead to advancement of the Australian registered cattle breeding industry within a month from conclusion of the tour. This would be sent to breed societies for circulation to their youth groups and use in breed society newsletters. The successful applicant would also be required to report on the scholarship to ARCBA’s 2020 AGM.

CLOSING DATE & ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

Closing date: August 30, 2019
Announcement of September 16, 2019successful candidate

 
 
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