The Angus Foundation is pleased to announce that Angus Youth members Brooke Barnes and Jasmin Ramage have been selected as the recipients of the 2024 Angus Foundation Beef Australia Scholarships, which will see them head to Rockhampton in May to attend the industry event.  

With the aim to increase Brooke and Jasmin’s knowledge of the beef industry, it is hoped that the Beef Australia experience will expose them to different agricultural production systems whilst developing their personal skills and professional networks.  

  “We are very pleased to have Brooke and Jasmin heading to Beef Australia in May, representing Angus Australia,” said Nancy Crawshaw, Angus Australia Extension Officer.  

“Beef Australia is a world class event that showcases more than 4,000 cattle along with hosting numerous seminars, property tours and conferences,” she said. “We look forward to spending time

with Brooke and Jasmin during the event and seeing what take homes they have from their Beef Australia experience.”  

Meet the Recipients   

Jasmin Ramage  

Jasmin is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Queensland with a particular interest in bovine medicine, reproduction, and surgery. She is originally from Guyra, in the New England region of New South Wales. Jasmin’s first involvement in the Angus Youth program included her first roundup at the age of twelve. Every year after she would travel to the Angus Youth Roundups to participate in the fun filled weekend, which further lead to her involvement in the committee as an ambassador in 2014. In 2017 she was selected as a member of the Angus Youth World Angus Forum in Scotland, which was one of her most amazing experiences. It was a fantastic opportunity to network with both youth members worldwide as well as Angus breeders and delegates from across the world. Jasmin is looking forward to attending the Rockhampton Beef Australia, to represent the Angus Youth and become involved within the seminars, symposium, Angus breed judging and the next gen program.   


Brooke Barnes 

Brooke Barnes graduated in 2023 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, majoring in Animal Science and Crop and Pasture, from Murdoch University. Brooke has a strong passion for cattle genetics, efficient reproduction, high quality and yielding red meat production, along with an interest in carcase quality assessment. Brooke has recently returned to Australia after completing a five-month internship with Gardiner Angus Ranch, located in Ashland, Kansas. The internship provided the opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of seedstock production and management, in addition to engaging in industry lectures, and various site visits. Brooke aims to utilise the skills and knowledge obtained in the United States to aid in improving the Angus breed nationally and internationally.