ARCBA Young Breed Leaders Workshop – October 2019
Are you between 20-35 years of age? Now is your chance to further your industry knowledge and secure yourself a seat at the ARCBA Young Breed Leaders Workshop.
The Australian Registered Cattle Breeder’s Association (ARCBA) is the peak industry association for the registered cattle breeding sector.
In July, 2017 ARCBA ran a very successful one-day Workshop for Young Breed Leaders. A number of the
participants have already secured management positions in Breed Societies.
In October 2019, ARCBA will run a longer and more comprehensive Workshop over 2 ½ days in Armidale.
This will include management training and simulation of a board environment; the digital technologies of
the future at the “Smart Farm”; case studies with successful breeders using the latest genetic technologies; a
Project design exercise and legal responsibilities for Directors of incorporated Breed Societies.
For young breeders who are time poor at this time of the year many will be able to attend the Workshop
in 3 elapsed days including travel to the Workshop and the return journey to your respective home bases.
Those with a thirst for knowledge and more time may wish to stay for another two days to participate in postworkshop
activities of ARCBA and the Association for the Advancement for Animal Breeding and Genetics
As in 2017, this ARCBA Workshop is intended to prepare participants for management roles in Australia’s
cattle breeding industry and particularly in breed societies.
Herefords Australia are entitled to 5 participants in the workshop. To apply, please register your interest with Ro McNaught via email: firstname.lastname@example.org All interested applicants must use 100 words or less to explain why they would be a suitable candidate to represent Herefords Australia at the workshop. All applications must be received by 4pm, 30 August 2019.
For full details of the workshop, CLICK HERE.
Arthur Rickards Young Breed Leader Scholarship
ARCBA is pleased to invite young breeders to apply for funding for a study tour in May 2020 to look at the latest cattle breeding trends in the USA. Applicants should be in the age range 21-35 years at the date of departure.
The scholarship is proposed to be scheduled in and around the Beef Improvement Federation Conference in late May 2020.
This is a 3 ½ day event that includes a half day Young Breeders Symposium, 2 days of papers on the latest research developments and a field tour.
Outside this the Youth Scholarship Program will be customised to the needs of the winner and the breed he/she represents, but it is likely to include a visit to the breed office, visits/stays with leading breeders and study of successful supply chain management programs and attendance of the AGM and Workshop of the National Pedigreed Livestock Council (NPLC) in early May. ARCBA in liaison with your breed society is able to make appropriate contacts and introductions.
The value of the scholarship shall be in the range of A$12,500 to A$15,000. The successful applicant may choose to extend the time/activities at his/her own expense.
Written applications should be addressed to:
Mr Alex McDonald
C/- Agricultural Business Research Institute
University of New England
ARMIDALE NSW 2351
Fax: 02 6772 5376
Applications should be no more than 2 x A4 pages, plus 2 reference reports. Applications close August 30, 2019.
For full details of the scholarship, CLICK HERE.