Angus Foundation 2017 #GrowAngus National Conference Scholarship Recipients

April 27, 2017 12:29 pm

The Angus Australia Foundation awards two scholarships annually to give Angus Australia members the opportunity to participate in the exciting and innovative Angus National Conference.

Open to all, the Angus National Conference provides attendees with the opportunity to network with industry professionals and touch base with other cattle producers.

This year the #GrowAngus National Conference will be held in Ballarat on the 18th and 19th of May. With a pre-conference tour being held on the 17th of May.

Introducing this year’s recipients

Staci Jennings

Staci Jennings is a graduate of the University of Adelaide’s Bachelor of Animal Science program and currently undertaking an honours research degree to find ways to improve in vitro embryo quality for cattle embryo transfer programs in Australia and around the world.

Staci’s passion is reproductive science in the beef industry, and improving stud stock genetics by using the best females and sires available to create exceptional breeders for the future.

Staci is highly involved in the beef industry at both the seedstock and commercial level with Angus, Angus influenced as well as other breeds of cattle. Staci has attended and competed in many South Australian country shows as well as Adelaide Royal, Angus National Roundup and the South Australian Junior Heifer expo.

She is also involved with beef cattle judging both on hoof and on hook participating in the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging program last year as part of the Adelaide University’s Roseworthy team.

Staci is extremely excited to have been given the opportunity to attend the #GrowAngus National Conference this year as it will give her the opportunity to network with industry leaders and provide her with new tools to bring back and incorporate into her working life. Staci also looks forward to sharing what she learns with the rest of the Angus Youth group!

Kait Mc Gregor

Kait is a 3rd year nursing student at UNE, Armidale. She is from Bell in Queensland where her and her family own and run a small Angus stud and a commercial herd of 60 Breeders.

Kate has been a participant in many Angus Youth activities throughout her life, participating in the Angus Youth National Roundup five times and representing Angus Youth as an ambassador in 2015-16.

Kait has always been heavily involved in the preparation and successful showing of her family’s cattle at local and national shows. Kait has always taken a hands-on approach to working on her family’s property, capably assisting with general farm maintenance and cattle husbandry.