THE Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association has launched a Youth Scholarship for travel overseas next year to further the education of a young cattle seedstock industry stakeholder.
ARCBA is the peak industry association for the registered cattle breeding sector.
The scholarship will fund a study tour in May 2018 to look at the latest cattle breeding trends in the United States. Applicants should be aged between 21 and 35 years at the date of departure.
The program is proposed to be scheduled in and around the US Beef Improvement Federation annual conference in late May next year. This is a four day event including a half-day Young Breeders Symposium, two days of conference presentations on the latest genetics and breeding research developments and a field tour.
Outside this, the ARCBA Youth Scholarship 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 relevant breed’s US headquarters, visits/stays with leading US breeders and study of successful supply chain management programs.
The program will also include attendance of the AGM and workshop of the US National Pedigreed Livestock Council in early May. ARCBA will liaise with the winner’s relevant breed society to make appropriate contacts and introductions in the US.
The scholarship will cover:
- Domestic Australian travel costs to and from the port of departure/arrival.
- Costs of international return flights to Los Angeles
- A generous allowance of air fares and hire cars within the US
- Access to the BIF Conference and NPLC Workshop
- A daily living allowance for 30 days
The overall value of the scholarship will be in the range form A$12,500 to A$15,000. The successful applicant may choose to extend the time/activities in North America at his/her own expense.
Applications for the ARCBA scholarship close June 16, 2017, and the successful candidate will be announced on July 5, 2017.
Click here to access details about the scholarship and lodgement of applications.