Connor Ryan has been awarded the 2017 ALFA SMARTBEEF conference Scholarship and will travel to Armidale in November to attend the conference.
The Angus Australia Foundation was pleased to offer members of Angus Youth the opportunity to participate in the ALFA Conference. The scholarship was open to all 18-30 year olds, with a strong interest in the feedlot industry and the Australian beef industry.
Connor is currently the stud manager at Yamba Angus, Orange and Narrandera. His prior work experience included working at KO Angus and managing his family’s hay and silage property.
Connor is looking forward to attending the SMARTBEEF Conference because he believes that as a bull producer, he needs to be looking towards the end of the supply chain to determine their breeding philosophy.
“At Yamba Angus we aim to breed females and sires with good carcase quality traits for consistent commercial production,’ he said.
‘The ALFA SMARTBEEF conference will be a great way of meeting people across the supply chain and taking on board the changes that livestock producers and terminal operations are trying to incorporate in our breeding programs. As bull producers we will take this information and incorporate it into our programs and management practices,’ said Connor.
Angus Australia’s Marketing and Communication Manager, Diana Wood said that providing young beef industry enthusiasts the opportunity to learn from events such as the ALFA SMARTBEEF conference are about expanding their knowledge and applying it to their professions.
‘This event is a great opportunity to gain an insight into the feedlot industry, covering topics such as carcase feedback, value discovery techniques, value chain relationships and the latest feedlot technologies,’ said Diana.