Supporting the future of the beef industry

April 11, 2018 11:26 am

The Angus Australia Foundation offers a number study scholarships to Angus Australia members to support them in completing their tertiary studies in courses that will benefit the Australian beef industry.

In 2018 four very worthy recipients that will make an impact on the beef industry in the years to come have been selected as the worthy recipients.

Emily Webb Ware

Emily has grown up on a 4th generation farm, near Yea, Victoria. Her family have a self-replacing Angus herd of 400 cows and have been in the Angus breed from before Emily was born.

Emily is in her third and final year of a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne and completing the Production Animal major.

‘After I graduate, I hope to work in the industry for a few years to gain experience and perspective, before returning home to take over from my dad running the farm,’ said Emily.

‘My goal is to become a top producer in my region, and someone who is active in contributing back to the industry,’ she added.

Emily is extremely grateful to the Angus Australia Foundation for supporting her through my tertiary studies.

‘This year I will be able to attend a number of industry events and conferences that I was not otherwise able to afford,’ she concluded.

Jasmin Ramage

Jasmin has grown up in Guyra, New South Wales and from a young age she has been passionate about animals and being involved in the agricultural industry.

Jasmin is in her second year studying Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga and  aims to become a mixed practice veterinarian in rural Australia, with a focus on production animals.

‘I would like to be involved with improving the economics of intensive farms and better management strategies of maintaining the health and production of animals,’ said Jasmin.

‘There is an increased demand on intensive farms and production animals, and I see the opportunity to be involved closely with the production animal industry as a rural veterinarian,’ she added.

‘I would like to thank the Angus Foundation for their support in granting me a Study Scholarship and would encourage other upcoming youth members to continue their involvement and apply in the future,’ she said.

Bradley Doak

Brad grew up on sheep and cattle property near Bundarra, New South Wales. From a young age Brad’s passion for beef cattle has influenced him to be actively involved in the beef industry attending and competing in various breed society youth events and shows and remaining actively involved in the family farm.

Brad is currently in his third and final year studying a Bachelor of Agriculture at University of New England.

‘In 2014 I purchased my first stud Angus females and have thoroughly enjoyed building my Angus herd over the last few years,’ Brad said.

‘Once I graduate I aim to gain a career within the beef industry where I have particular interest in breeding, individual animal management, feed efficiency, meat quality and marketing,’ he said.

‘I would like to thank the Angus Foundation for their support through granting me a Study Scholarship,’ Brad added.

Ruby Canning

Ruby grew up on her family farm at Mortlake, Victoria. Ruby began her tertiary studies in New Zealand at the Lincoln University but her love for the Australian beef industry brought her back to Australia.

Ruby is currently studying Bachelor of Agriculture and Bachelor of Business majoring in marketing at University of New England.

‘My background in the beef industry has allowed me to pursue my passion for the industry,’ said Ruby.

‘I have a strong desire to be involved in supply chain management and furthermore I am interested in effective business networking and industry insights,’ she said.

At the completion of her degree, Ruby plans on completing a livestock marketing internship in Canada.

‘My own experiences in the beef industry have inspired me to encourage and help the younger generation to be involved in the beef industry, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunities which Angus Australia and the Foundation have given me,’ she added.