Sam Hunter has been awarded the inaugural Angus Australia Foundation LIVEXforum Scholarship, and will travel to Canberra at the end of October to attend the LIVEXforum.
The Angus Australia Foundation was pleased to offer members of Angus Youth the opportunity to participate in the LIVEXforum. The scholarship was open to 18-30 year olds, with a strong interest in the export industry and the Australia beef industry.
Mr Hunter has spent the last 18 months working as a Livestock Manager for Landmark in Yass NSW, after starting his career in the agency business in the busy Wagga Wagga selling centre prior to this.
‘Alongside this position I maintain a strong interest in seedstock and commercial cattle with a preference for Angus cattle’, says Mr Hunter.
‘I enjoy agricultural media production, marketing and sales and relish the opportunity to further expand my knowledge’, he says.
‘I’m looking forward to making more professional contacts through LIVEXForum and further developing industry skills. ‘
A long time participant in the Angus Youth program, Mr Hunter developed his passion for the beef industry through work experience with the Chase family of Waitara Angus, Trangie NSW. And from his work with Waitara Mr Hunter has had the opportunity to meet and network with hundreds of like-minded participants.
Mr Hunter has been a regular at the Angus Youth National Roundup over the years, and at the 2016 event held in Armidale he was awarded the coveted Grand Champion Parader prize.
Angus Australia Marketing and Communications Manager Diana Wood said the providing young Angus and beef industry enthusiasts the opportunity to attend events such as the LIVEXforum are about expanding their knowledge of the industry and being able to take what they learn from these events back into their professions.
‘These events are all about sharing information and insight into the livestock export trade, breaking down knowledge barriers, being open about industry challenges and demonstrating industry’s commitment and ongoing effort to improve animal welfare in supply chains,’ said Mrs Wood.