Seedstock cattle producer and Angus Australia Extension Manager Jake Phillips was recently selected as the recipient of the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association (ARCBA) Arthur Rickards Young Breed Leaders Scholarship.
The Scholarship provides a vehicle for a representative from the registered cattle breeding sector to conduct a study tour to investigate the latest cattle breeding trends internationally.
Alongside his wife Emma Phillips and son Angus, 3, Mr Phillips runs a Murray Grey and Angus seedstock operation, Phillips Cattle Company, at Walla Park, SA.
The presentation of the Scholarship to Mr Phillips took place during the ARCBA Young Breed Leaders Workshop, which was held in Brisbane, QLD, from the 24th – 25th of October.
As a former alumnus of the Angus Youth program and the person leading the current Angus Youth program though his role as Angus Australia Extension Manager, Mr Phillips has a passion for supporting young people who wish to forge careers in the beef industry.
As such, through the Scholarship Program, Mr Phillips will now partake in a customized tour, which he plans to utilize to investigate better ways to get first generation farmers into the industry at large, as well as seedstock production.