The Angus Youth team has been selected to represent Angus Australia at the World Angus Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland in June.
The Angus Australia Foundation has provided four Angus Youth members who are passionate about and willing to represent the Australian Beef industry, the opportunity to attend this highly coveted event.
Applicants are required to have a broad skillset and will participate in events such as cattle judging, agriskills events and general beef industry knowledge activities.
Introducing our Team Members:
Kait is a 3rd year nursing student at UNE, Armidale. She is from Bell in Queensland where her and her family own and run a small Angus stud and a commercial herd of 60 Breeders. Kate has been a participant in many Angus Youth activities throughout her life, participating in the Angus Youth National Roundup five times and representing Angus Youth as an ambassador in 2015-16. Kait has always been heavily involved in the preparation and successful showing of her family’s cattle at local and national shows. Kait has always taken a hands-on approach to working on her family’s property, capably assisting with general farm maintenance and cattle husbandry.
Angus is a Fitter and Turner in Bell, Queensland. He is actively involved in his family’s Angus Stud and commercial herd. Showing cattle since 2007 has given Angus considerable experience clipping, breaking and judging Angus cattle. His involvement in Angus Youth has seen him competing in 5 Angus Australia National Roundup’s and representing Angus Australia as an ambassador in 2014-15. Angus has purchased a property adjoining his family’s on which he and other family members have fenced, watered and developed, giving him significant experience operating machinery, welding and other farm maintenance tasks.
Chloe is currently employed as a graduate of the Teys Australia Program. She has prepared and successfully shown cattle both locally and nationally. Originally from a property in Queensland, Chloe has hands on farm maintenance and animal husbandry experience and has had the opportunity to compete in numerous young farmer challenges at local and state level. Recently graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and subsequently becoming part of the Teys Australia graduate program has given Chloe a solid knowledge base of the Australian Beef Industry and the challenges and opportunities it faces.
Jasmine is a vet nurse from Guyra, NSW. She has been involved with Angus Youth since 2010, competing in several Angus Youth National Roundups whilst also showing her own cattle and competing at judging events at local and state competitions. Having the ability to assist on both her families’ property and friends’ properties has given Jasmine a solid skill set when it comes to general farm maintenance, cattle and sheep husbandry and machine operation and maintenance. As a previous Angus Youth Ambassador, Jasmine brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the Australian Beef Cattle Industry.