Peter Westblade Scholarship
The Peter Westblade Scholarship exists to promote the practical skills associated with the sheep and wool industry and aims to deliver hands on experience to young people aspiring for a career in this dynamic industry.
The Peter Westblade Scholarship has been set up to honour the late Peter Westblade, who passed away in 2008. Peter was a true visionary of the sheep industry, epitomising compassion and devotion to a cause. Peter was passionate about breeding profitable sheep, a strong supporter of young people interested in agriculture and had a balanced approach to all things. His legacy lives strongly amongst those who had the fortune to know such a great person.
2018 Recipients Joe Walden & Anna Cotton.
PWS Chairman Criag Wilson with 2018 recipients Joe Walden & Anna Cotton with 2017 recipients Harry Mulquiny & Rachael Gawne
Our 2017 Finalists Harry Stonnill, Mat Connor, Anna Cotton, Hilary Beech, Veronika Hartmeier, Joe Walden & Jane Brien.
The Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge (PWMMC) was held on March 1 & 2 at the TAFE NSW Primary Industries Centre. All 7 finalists attended & helped both days. The PWMMC is the largest commercial evaluation of merino genetics & involves two components- meat & wool. The finalists attended the shearing, working hard & learning whilst on the job & from those attending the shearing.
Sally Martin pictured with 2017 recipients Harrison Mulquniy & Rachael Gawne