Holstein Australia Youth UK Exchange returns for 2019 - Entries now open
The search is on for the Holstein Australia 2019 Youth UK exchange scholarship recipient, with applications now open.
The scholarship winner will visit and work on dairy farms throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, staying with Holstein UK members, visit AI companies and businesses allied with the UK dairy industry and take part in two of the UK’s biggest dairy events of the year.
At the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show and South West Dairy Show, they will play an active role in the preparation and showing of calves. The All Breeds All Britain Calf Show is one of the highlights of the UK Holstein Young Breeders year and includes classes not only for Holstein calves but also for six other dairy breeds, including: British Friesian; Jersey; Guernsey; Brown Swiss; Ayrshire & Dairy Shorthorn breeds. The South West Dairy Show is the UK’s largest dairy show.
Former scholarship winner, Amabel Grinter from Muckatah in Northern Victoria, says: “My exchange visit to the UK was the most incredible experience and I would encourage anyone with a passion for the dairy industry to apply. I made great friends, learnt so much, and have been able to apply a lot of the knowledge I gained on our family farm.”
Graeme Gillan, Holstein Australia Chief Executive Officer, says: “With learning, development, practical working on-farm, skills development and networking the focus of the trip, plus some sightseeing, our Holstein Australia Youth UK exchange winner will gain first-hand knowledge of how dairy farming in the UK compares to that of Australia, bringing back vital understanding to develop their own career in agriculture.”
The exchange, now in its third year, runs from Saturday 21st September to Monday 21st October 2019. The scholarship winner will receive return air fares and hosted accommodation on Holstein UK members dairy farms throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, as well as playing an active role at the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show and South West Dairy Show.
Who can enter?
Entry is open to all Australian residents aged 18 to 30 years who can demonstrate a tangible connection with the Australia dairy industry, including previous Holstein Australia youth exchange applicants.
How to enter?
Send your written application by email to Adam Sawell at email@example.com including a covering letter of up to 300 words and a two page (maximum) resume and tell us:
A bit about your knowledge and experience of Holstein breeding and dairy farming
Your current involvement with the dairy industry
A bit about your passion for and knowledge of breeding Holstein cattle
What you hope to learn from the Holstein Australia Youth UK exchange
Why you would make a good ambassador for the Australian dairy industry in the UK
Entries must be received at the Holstein Australia office by 5pm on Friday 31st May. Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on Wednesday 12th June, with the winner notified week commencing Monday 17th June.
Entries now open for the 2019 Holstein Australia Youth UK Exchange.
2018 UK exchange winner, Amabel Grinter (back row 3rd from left) at the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show.
2018 UK exchange winner Amabel Grinter on-farm in Ireland.
Waiting for milking in Ireland.
One of the trip highlights - All Breeds All Britain Calf Show.
Large dairy operaton, Ireland.
At work on a Holstein UK member property.
The UK's largest dairy show is on the itinerary for 2019.