Scholarships available to Tocal beef cattle course

Tocal-course

The course will cover a wide range of topics ranging from using EBV’s, structural conformation and selection of market utilising Bos Taurus and Bos Indicus breeds and their crosses.

The prestigious Tocal Beef Cattle Assessment Course is celebrating its 40th year this year, with the Angus Foundation supplying five scholarships for Angus Youth to attend.

Taking place on September 30 – October 2 2019 and organised by the NSW Angus State Committee, the Tocal Beef Cattle Assessment Course is widely recognised as the most practical and hands on beef cattle selection course of its kind.

Applications are now open for Angus Australia members aged 16 to 30 years allowing for the opportunity to attend the course, where they will be educated on all aspects of the beef industry and work to increase their knowledge and skills in judging and selecting beef cattle.

The course will cover a wide range of topics ranging from using EBV’s, structural conformation and selection of market utilising Bos Taurus and Bos Indicus breeds and their crosses and will help participants through developing practical skills and information, presenting networking opportunities.

2018 scholarship recipient Hugh Cochrane said the following of his experience at Tocal, “I really enjoyed the Tocal Cattle Assessment course and gained a range of skills and knowledge that will be instrumental to my decisions going forward as an Angus breeder in the industry.”

The Beef Cattle Assessment course is committed to the education of its participants in all aspects of the beef industry.

Applications close August 5, 2019 at 5pm.

The aim of the scholarship is to:

Increase the recipient’s knowledge of the beef industry

Increase the recipient’s knowledge and skills in judging beef cattle

Expose the recipient to industry leaders

Develop the recipient’s judging skills

Eligibility:

Applicants must be aged between 18 and 30 years of age

Applicants must be members of Angus Youth and/or Angus Australia

Have a strong desire to develop their beef cattle judging skills

How to Apply:

To apply for this scholarship applicants must compete application questions. Applications will be shortlisted and undergo a telephone interview.

Conditions:

Scholarship must attend the beef cattle assessment course September 30 – October 2 2019.

Upon returning from the beef cattle assessment school the recipient must submit a report detailing their experience.

For further Information during business hours (8.30am – 5pm) please contact;

Candice Liddle, Events and Youth Development Officer Ph:02 6773 4622 or E: youth@angusaustralia.com.au

 

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