Mentoring for youth at historic Wyvern Station

aerial-shearing-shedOne of Australia’s most progressive Merino breeding operations will throw open its doors to young people at a training and mentoring weekend in February.

The 50,000 hectare Wyvern Station at Carrathool, in the Riverina, will host workshops and mentoring sessions on February 9-10 in a joint initiative with the Peter Westblade Scholarship committee.

Topics to be covered over the weekend will include sheep selection, stockmanship, agribusiness skills, sheep and wool marketing, new agricultural technologies and professional development.

Steeped in history, Wyvern is an iconic wool producing property with state of the art facilities including a new wool shed, yards and shearer’s quarters.

Peter Westblade Scholarship chairman Craig Wilson said a select group of young sheep and wool handlers would be encouraged to purse the 2019 scholarship.

“This will provide a fantastic location for the young people to visit and gain invaluable experience and knowledge over a weekend on one of Australia’s most progressive Merino breeding operations,’’ Mr Wilson said.

“The scholarship promotes the practical skills associated with the sheep and wool industry and aims to deliver hands-on experience to young people.

“It provides education and mentoring opportunities for people aged 18 to 30 years wanting a career in the Australia sheep and wool industry over a 12 month period.’’

Applications and nominations for the scholarship and the Wyvern weekend close at 5pm on December 21.

For further information contact scholarship executive officer Georgie McGuiness on 0437 473 414.

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