Mitchell Merino breeder wins $5000 bursary

WA-sheep-8Mitchell merino stud breeder Felicity Brumpton will receive a $5000 education scholarship as the winner of the annual Gus McGown bursary.

Felicity has spent her life promoting merino sheep around the country at numerous Agricultural shows and has represented Queensland at the 2014 National Merino Sheep Judging Competition where she won the national title.

AgForce General President Grant Maudsley said Miss Brumpton, from the property ‘Baynham’ near Mitchell, was chosen because of her commitment to the future of Queensland agriculture.

“Felicity is currently in her third year of studying a Bachelor of Animal Science at the University of New England,” Mr Maudsley said.

“I hope this helps her further her career in agriculture, while also giving us all a chance to remember Gus McGown, one of Queensland’s finest graziers.”

Miss Brumpton said she was honoured to be awarded the bursary as she was passionate about Australian agriculture, particularly the grazing sector and the bright future it offered.

“I look forward to using all provided opportunities to attend and become a member of many industry events associated with AgForce to assist them in promoting our agricultural industries like Gus McGown did,” she said.

“My ambitions are to be able to offer producers an opportunity to enhance the genetic potential of livestock together with improved nutritional benefits, whilst being able to run my own livestock operation.

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